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The very first yoga postures were done as an exploration of the human body when put in certain positions. Without books, these first explorers had to rely on what was happening internally as they imitated trees, cows, and other stances of being. In Embodied Posture, Stacy has not only given us guidelines for understanding anatomy, alignment, and function. She has also given each of us permission to return to this original exploratory spirit of yoga. –Deborah Adele, Author of The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice
Books, videos and podcasts for yoga students and teachers abound, but Stacy Dockins s Embodied Posture stands out. Well grounded in science, particularly human anatomy, and deeply rooted in the spiritual goals of yoga practice, Stacy uses scientific understanding to drive students to a mastery of the asanas that is healthful and spiritually fulfilling. Especially useful are the many kinesthetic cues which help instructors connect understanding to feelings and sensations and which allow a student to correct a posture by self-adjusting until it feels right. Illuminating, practical, and accessible, Embodied Posture is a unique resource that makes a satisfying yoga practice easier to achieve. –Dr. Peter Roland, Emeritus Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
The mark of a great teacher is someone who can take an intangible concept and break it down into tangible, accessible, and concrete learning opportunities, while still allowing the student space and freedom to learn intuitively and have their own unique experience. Stacy has been this kind of teacher for me and my entire team. She has taught us how to practice this way and how to deliver this kind of experience to our yoga students. Stacy isn t afraid to ask why or try something new, and she encourages her students to do the same. She has a deep desire to learn, recognizing there is never just one way to do something. I would recommend Stacy s book to anyone looking to deepen their relationship with their yoga practice and, in turn, with themselves. This book is a must on any yoga teacher s reference shelf or teacher training reading list. –Mandy Roush, Founder and Teacher, Root Down Yoga Studio
About the Author
A perpetual student at heart, Stacy Dockins is especially fascinated by the science behind long-term musculoskeletal functionality and overall physical and mental wellness. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M in 1994, she has continued her formal education with several additional courses in nutritional therapy, organic chemistry, anatomy, and physiology. Through EdX.org, she co-teaches the online course, The Science and Practice of Yoga, which has had over 19,000 participants from around the globe thus far. Embodied Posture is her first book. In addition to teaching weekly yoga and meditation classes for over 25 years, Stacy has trained and mentored hundreds of new yoga teachers. She and her husband, Dave, co-own the Yoga Project studios in Ft. Worth, Mansfield, and Arlington, Texas. They jointly lead teacher trainings and wellness retreats in Texas, Thailand, Bali, and Costa Rica. A few of her other interests include road cycling, plants, nature, and books. When they aren t out exploring backroads on their bikes, Stacy and Dave might be at home cooking, reading, or practicing together. They have three grown children. Along with Dave, Jake, Kera, Luke, and the family dog Buster are the main loves of Stacy s life. For a peek into their world, follow them on Instagram: @txyogastacy and @txyogadave.
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