Why do the differences between eccentric, concentric, & isometric contractions matter in yoga?

When might we want to consciously use an eccentric contraction over a concentric one, or an isometric over an eccentric? What unique properties do they each offer the body?

This 55-minute mini-workshop takes a thorough look at the different types of muscle contractions and the role that each plays in our yoga practice. This information tends to be either not included in most yoga teacher training programs, or touched on only very superficially. In this workshop, we take the time to examine the details behind muscle contractions in an in-depth way, including considerations for how we might apply this information on the yoga mat, as well as some good old myth-busting about common misconceptions about muscle contractions.

Enjoy using these concepts to practice or teach yoga in a more intentional way!

Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teachers are eligible to receive CE hours from the completion of this workshop.


THIS WORKSHOP IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AS PART OF JENNI’S ALL-CONTENT WEBSITE MEMBERSHIP ($25/month). Feel free to join for one month, watch the workshop & enjoy all other content, and then cancel!



Includes Eccentric, Concentric, & Isometric Workshop, and ALL other content on Jenni's website**:

  • Online Class Library

  • Stretching & Strengthening Are Not Opposites Workshop

  • Yoga, Movement, & The Nervous System Workshop

  • Pelvic Floor Health Webinar

  • How to Add Load to Your Yoga Practice Workshop

  • Eccentric, Concentric, & Isometric Workshop

  • How Stretching Affects the Tissues of the Body Workshop

  • 5 Weeks to Strong, Flexible Hamstrings

  • 5 Weeks to Strong, Flexible Shoulders

  • Re-Imagining Hip-Openers Workshop

  • Anatomy of the Spine for Increased Core Awareness Workshop

  • The Complete Guide to the Vinyasa Workshop

  • Deconstructing the Pelvic Tuck Workshop

  • Body Geek Chat: Yoga Anatomy Images & Reciprocal Inhibition

  • Strategies for Teaching New Asana Workshop

  • Strategies for Using Instagram Successfully Tutorial

  • All future online workshops, tutorials, & webinars

**Jenni's 2 online trainings Keeping Your Yoga Teaching Current & How to See & Teach Movement are not included, but All-Content Members do receive a $240 combined discount on these trainings!