joanne_avison

Hi, I’m Joanne Avison.

I am passionate about the New Science of Body Architecture. It distinguishes the geometry of form and consciousness in real live animated beings “like what we are”. That fascination led to pioneering the practical application of Biotensegrity, “the biology of wholeness” working to make sense of the being of humans being in motion. After my Yoga Teacher Training school (Art of Contemporary Yoga, AOCY) and the book YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy & Movement (Handspring 2015) the Anatomy Basic Course (ABC) was born…

SHAPES IN SPACE

SHAPES IN SPACE

This made me smile today. So much of yoga is about “shapes in space” yet I suspect we make them up! I’m sure the movements themselves are profoundly designed to free us up to move into quiet states.

There is so much judgement and opinion on which shapes are which, or best, or required, or good for you and so on. I’m not at all sure we know what we are looking at. Take, for example these three images.

One of them is my favourite tree in the park where I walk my dog. Another is a picture from a section of a human kidney, enlarged slightly and another is a section from the pulmonary arteries, also enlarged slightly.

Isn’t nature amazing? So wise in her use of design... and of course, I could go find another of a river delta that would mimic these kind of shapes in space.

Just saying... 

YOGA FOR SKEPTICS

YOGA FOR SKEPTICS

THE BREATH IS ROUND

THE BREATH IS ROUND