FLEXILITATOR: [official] A person, usually personal trainer, who facilitates a client's flexibility by putting them in passive yoga poses (asanas) while client is laying on a mat: [first] prone (face down), then supine (face up);
Practitioner who uses techniques from Thai massage, yoga, shiatsu and PNF stretching to facilitate a relaxing stretch session for client.
Private Fitness Practitioner, certified in PAYS SYSTEM (Practitioner Assisted Yoga Stretch), who helps client recover more effectively from a workout by applying a protocol of assisted yoga and PNF stretches, combined with yogic breathing (pranayama)
My clients refer to me as the Stretch Gal (aka #stretchnerd). And as most Personal Trainers know, your "title" quite narrowly covers the range of benefits you offer, considering the many hats you wear as a FitPro.
When I say yoga, I refer to my personal mat asana yoga practice. I clarify this since yoga is so much more all-encompassing than just the mat practice! But that's for another beautiful blog post.
What I mean about 'it all starting with yoga', is that my own practice informs how a pose feels right for me. I learn what feels uncomfortable, and with breath and conscious awareness, I gently move into it.
Am I the scientist, making observations about how [Iyengar] alignment principles should be applied with awareness? Yup. Do I move through a[n Ashtanga-style] vinyasa flow with breath like a metronome, relaxed 'lover' eyes and darth vader breath? Of course!
I allow myself to be in the moment (or bring myself back into the moment, with conscious breathing). And I get real with where I'm at, how far I can go, and can I push myself a bit further. Then: settle in and stay the course. Deep breathing. Stay the course. Class done.
Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.
Until LIFE becomes second nature to YOGA.
Practice yoga regularly for your own personal and spiritual growth
Feel the poses and alignment in your own body
So the cool thing about 'knowing' how yoga poses feel in your own body, is that the translation has more clarity when putting your own client in passive yoga positions.
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In other words, you know these poses in your body, how they feel, how to align and make adjustments, minor tweaks and when to hold and remind yourself to breathe.
When the client is placed in these positions, you have an idea or at the very least, an awareness
Point number 1
Practitioner Assisted Yoga Stretch (P.A.Y.S.) aka Roxy Stretch is a [paid] service.
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Point number 1
And another thing
Once you know how performing a specific yoga pose feels and how you can flow and align into deeper awareness in your own body, it's time to help your client experience these glowing results!
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