Today I have Emrys Goldsworthy on the cast with me again. I love how this functional musculoskeletal expert thinks and practices so I have brought him back to talk about Yoga from a functional musculoskeletal point of view.
Emrys is originally trained as a classical ballet dancer at the Australian Conservatoire of Ballet in Melbourne. He went on to join the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company as a company artist where he danced ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppelia, The Nutcracker, A Million Kisses to My Skin and many more. After having his own health troubles, he decided to retire from ballet and move back to Australia. The following year he enrolled into a Bachelor of Health Science (Musculoskeletal Therapy).
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After resolving his own health issues with diet and lifestyle changes, he discovered his passion for health and natural medicine. 12 years on, he practices functional medicine with a focus on chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. He has been practicing for over 10 years and is the current senior lecturer for the department of myotherapy (QLD) at Endeavour College of Natural Health for the past 9 years.
In This Episode We Cover
- What Emrys sees people do in yoga that he wishes they wouldn’t
- Why he feels that learning about the underlying neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology of yoga practices is worthy of anyone’s time
- How yoga impacts our cognitive function and perceived emotional states
- The role of fascia and how it dictates our perception of stretch
- What fascia isn't
- If we should be breathing a certain way during our yoga session and why
- How yoga improves and nourishes our digestive function
- And so much more
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