Restorative Practice (27 min)
1. The role of stillness
What role does stillness currently play in your practice?
3. Only two blocks?
If you only had two blocks to work with, how would you choose to use them to create a more restorative posture?
4. Fidgeting in Savasana
Imagine you see someone in your class fidgeting incessantly while in Savasana. What are potential cues you could give to help everyone relax?
6. Final Assignment
For the final assessment of the course, choose to answer ONE of the following:
A) If you're looking to hone in on sequencing:
Create a full-length (approx. 60 min) class that is entirely floor based - no standing postures! Ensure that there is a clear beginning, middle and end. A point-form overview is preferred. In other words, please do not submit a novel (2 pages max)! Write out your sequence in a separate word document first and then copy and paste it in the space below when you're ready to submit.
B) If you want to work on clearly communicating some of the key concepts of this course to your students:
Answer each of the following questions in your own words. Imagine these questions are coming from your students. Respond in a way that is informed, accessible and clear. Be as thorough as you need to be, but as concise as possible ;)
1. What does my nervous system have to do with my range of motion? If I want to learn to squat with my heels down, do I have to train my nervous system too?
2. Is passive stretching a bad thing? Should I avoid it?
3. I'm confused about using repetition when it comes to learning new movements. Don't I need to use repetition to learn? Or is repetitive movement how people get injured?