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Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga Pictorial

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A Pictorial Tour of some Highlights from my new e-Book, The Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga: Getting Control by Letting Go of Tension, Stress & Habit Patterns,
by David Scott Lynn
www.letgoyoga.com/simple-steps/

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Simple Steps to Let-Go Yoga Pictorial

  1. 1. Friday, April 26, 13
  2. 2. A Pictorial Introduction to theSimple Steps to Let-GoYoga:GET CONTROL by LETTING GOof Tension, Stress & Habit PatternswithBetter ANSWERS to thePuzzles of Posture, Pain & Dysfunction... with a Focus on Preventionby David Scott Lynnwww.letgoyoga.comdsl@dslyoga.comFriday, April 26, 13
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  4. 4. What We’re Trying to AvoidFriday, April 26, 13
  5. 5. The Health <==> Fitness SpectrumThe DSL Method of Let-GoYoga is Primarily Focused on Health.Yet that builds a Healthy Foundation for building Fitness.Friday, April 26, 13
  6. 6. The NEXUS ofYogaFriday, April 26, 13
  7. 7. Don’t Get Stuck with a Pelvic Tuckor Sacral Scoop,or Flattened Lower BackFriday, April 26, 13
  8. 8. What Makes a MuscleRelax & LengthenThe Actin-Myosin MoleculesFriday, April 26, 13
  9. 9. The Muscle Ratchet EffectFriday, April 26, 13
  10. 10. Actin-Myosin RatchetingFriday, April 26, 13
  11. 11. "Moving Your Mind into Your Musculature,so the Distinctions between them Dissolve,is the Essence of Physical/Mental& Let-Go Yoga"David Scott LynnFriday, April 26, 13
  12. 12. How Excess Muscle TensionCauses Joint CompressionFriday, April 26, 13
  13. 13. Joint Compression in the Knee,Hip & Lumbar SpineNotice loss oflumbar curve &decreased discspace betweenvertebrae as resultof lumbar flexionfrom psoas major& minor and otherAB musclesAs thigh musclescrossing front(GREEN-G) & back(RED-R) of hip &knee joints contract,space in joints mustdecrease, compres-sing joint capsules.Leading toDE-generation &eventual breakdown of jointsOR, if green are contract-ing but red not relaxing& lengthening at same orfaster rate, then jointcompression will occurGravity (BLUE-B) pullsdown on rib cage, spine,head & sacrum. Acting asa unit & long, heavy lever,they pivot at hip joint.Both forces increasepressure on hip jointsAs Gravity & AB muscles pull spine& torso downward, to prevent bodyfrom falling forward, hamstrings willcontract to support torso, furthercompressing hip joints, even ifthigh muscles are NOT contractingContracting of ABmuscles (BLUE-B) (withintention to pull deeperinto asana) tends to pulldown on rib cage, flat-tening lumbar curve,compressing lumbarvertebrae & discsThick Red (R), Green (G) &Blue (B) Arrows with "MF+G"representing downwardMuscular Forces plusGravityPatella (Knee Cap)T – Thigh Bone (Femur)L – Leg Bone (Tibia & Fibula)PSOAS MAJOR(blue dashed line)MF+G MF+GMF+GREDRTLGREENGBLUEBLONGLEVERInformation & Illustration by David Scott Lynn © 2011(Letters added to arrows in case of printing this in Black & White)NORMAL CURVELOSS OF CURVEFriday, April 26, 13
  14. 14. Using Lines of Energy to Draw the BodyInto Alignment:Pulling on the Ends, NOT Pushing, on the StringFriday, April 26, 13
  15. 15. Lines of Energy in a DE-ConstructedYoga Pose:TriangleFriday, April 26, 13
  16. 16. DE-Compression of JointsFriday, April 26, 13
  17. 17. How Muscles Compress JointsFriday, April 26, 13
  18. 18. A Key Element of Lines of Energy,in ALL postures,whenever possible:LENGTHEN Before You BENDFriday, April 26, 13
  19. 19. True Source of Great PostureFriday, April 26, 13
  20. 20. No More Sit Ups!!!Friday, April 26, 13
  21. 21. ABs of Iron,Buns of Steel ...Lead to Backsof PAIN!!!Friday, April 26, 13
  22. 22. We Are Walking TalkingWater BalloonsFriday, April 26, 13
  23. 23. The Common Illusion of“Too Much Curve”in the Lower BAckFriday, April 26, 13
  24. 24. Lower Lumbar Disc CompressionFriday, April 26, 13
  25. 25. The Primary Key here is learn how to create aDE-Compressive ARC in the Lower BackWITHOUT producing a Compressive ARCH.Friday, April 26, 13
  26. 26. 3 Pairs of Points forDE-Compressing the Lumbar RegionFriday, April 26, 13
  27. 27. Playing the Edge ofPain, Fear & ResistanceFriday, April 26, 13
  28. 28. Yogic & BIO-Structural Medicine:Western/Yogic Sciences & Insights from Naturopathic & Homeopathic MedicineAfter years of working with numerous people who were significantly therapeutically challenged and notfully responsive to strictly yoga stretching or asana, DSL over the following years developed DSLEdgework: Yoga/Bodywork/Whole Health Therapeutics, an wholistic approach to natural healing. ThoughYogic Medicine is mostly outside the scope of this particular manual, here are some of the principles,which will be further defined below:• Physical/Mental & Relational Yoga• (Psycho-)Neuromuscular & Myofascial Physiology• BIO-Structural Balancing & Analysis• YogasAnalysis/KinesiYogaTM & Postural Alignment Strategies• Homeopathic, Naturopathic & Osteopathic Principles• Western Medical Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology & Neurology• Structurally-based, Hands-on Bodywork TechniquesFriday, April 26, 13
  29. 29. Thinking, Feeling, MeditatingFriday, April 26, 13
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  31. 31. Joel Kramer &Diana AlstadA Major Source of My WorkFriday, April 26, 13
  32. 32. See a Comprehensive Descriptionof the e-Book,Simple Steps to Let-GoYoga at:www.letgoyoga.com/simple-steps/e-Mail David at:dsl@dslyoga.comFriday, April 26, 13

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