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05.08.2024 - 09.08.2024

09.00 - 11-30

Dimensional Harmony: Mastering Body Planes in Yoga

CHF 300

Sommer Intensiv-Woche 2017: Event

Dimensional Harmony: Mastering Body Planes in Yoga

A body and breath work with all the planes of your  body


Sagittal Plane:

  • Yoga Asanas: Poses like Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) and Upward-Facing Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana) engage the sagittal plane, focusing on extension and flexion of the spine.

  • Alignment Focus: Workshop participants will explore the nuanced movements within the sagittal plane, understanding how the spine's forward bends and backward bends contribute to balance and flexibility.

Coronal Plane (Frontal Plane):

  • Yoga Asanas: Side Plank (Vasisthasana) and Gate Pose (Parighasana) are examples of asanas that challenge practitioners within the coronal plane, emphasizing lateral strength and stability.

  • Alignment Focus: In the workshop, instructors may guide participants to find equilibrium in poses that require lateral movements, fostering an understanding of how alignment in the frontal plane enhances overall poise.

Transverse Plane (Horizontal Plane):

  • Yoga Asanas: Twisting poses like Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana) and Seated Spinal Twist (Ardha Matsyendrasana) involve rotation and engagement of the transverse plane.

  • Alignment Focus: The workshop could incorporate detailed instruction on the proper mechanics of twisting, encouraging participants to explore the freedom and release that comes with rotational movements.

Sub-Planes in Yoga:

  • Oblique Movements: Asanas like Revolved Chair Pose (Parivrtta Utkatasana) challenge participants to explore diagonal lines, engaging the oblique muscles for stability.

  • Alignment Focus: Instructors may provide cues to deepen oblique engagement, fostering a greater understanding of the body's ability to move in diagonal planes.

Anatomical Axes in Yoga:

  • Anteroposterior Axis: Poses like Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III) require a keen awareness of the anteroposterior axis for maintaining balance during forward-reaching movements.

  • Alignment Focus: In the workshop, practitioners may refine their alignment in poses that challenge the stability along this axis, enhancing their overall posture and poise.

  • Mediolateral Axis: Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) is a classic example where balance along the mediolateral axis becomes pivotal.

  • Alignment Focus: Instructors might guide participants to find a steady center by understanding the mediolateral axis, promoting a sense of rootedness and balance in standing poses.

  • Longitudinal Axis: Inversions like Headstand (Sirsasana) and Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) involve a deep connection to the longitudinal axis.

  • Alignment Focus: The workshop could include detailed instructions on the alignment of the head, neck, and spine to ensure safety and stability in inverted poses.

Functional Considerations in Yoga:

  • Breath and Movement Coordination: Workshop participants will engage in breath-centric movements, understanding how the breath influences the expansion and contraction of the body within different planes.

  • Alignment and Mindfulness: The workshop's emphasis on body planes goes hand in hand with cultivating mindfulness, encouraging participants to move with intention and awareness, fostering a deeper mind-body connection.

Workshop Focus:

  • Alignment Mastery: In-depth exploration of each plane allows participants to refine their alignment principles, ensuring a safe and effective practice.

  • Flow of Energy: Shahid will guide the participants in cultivating a heightened awareness of prana flow within different planes, promoting a sense of vitality and interconnectedness.

  • Injury Prevention: The workshop becomes a platform for educating practitioners on the importance of proper alignment in relation to body planes, reducing the risk of injuries and promoting a sustainable yoga practice.


The "Body Planes and Yoga" workshop becomes a comprehensive exploration of the intricacies of human movement. As participants deepen their understanding of sagittal, coronal, and transverse planes, along with sub-planes and anatomical axes, they unlock a new level of sophistication in their yoga practice. This heightened awareness not only refines their physical postures but also enriches their journey toward mindfulness, balance, and holistic well-being. The workshop serves as a transformative experience, empowering practitioners to embody the essence of yoga both on and off the mat.

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