The AnatomyShow BLOG

Sharp Knives & Yoga Practice health yoga anatomy yoga practice Apr 22, 2022

Be careful with sharp knives. A sharp knife can injure you more easily.

Who remembers being told this when growing up? Or maybe you still hear it now?

For workplace safety, based on these cautions, wouldn’t it be advisable for cooks and chefs to have blunt knives? That would ensure more...

Continue Reading...
Avoidance Yoga Does Not Work feet & ankles yoga practice Apr 04, 2022

Most of us have areas or regions in the body that complain in some way when asked to move or when put under pressure.
One way to describe these ‘complaints’ is pain.
A very common response to pain that is experienced in yoga classes is to receive the instruction to avoid the movement or...

Continue Reading...
Adjusting in Yoga Postures: Intention and Participation alignment yoga anatomy yoga postures Mar 01, 2022

Any yoga posture is an adjustment of our posture. From a more generalized perspective that is.
The question if adjustments make your practice better or worse, we’ll leave for a different discussion.
Think of yourself standing somewhere, in line to get a beverage maybe. Would you be like a...

Continue Reading...
From Buildings to Bodies alignment fascia yoga postures Jan 22, 2022

There is an interesting and very important difference between living and man-made structures.
While it may seem obvious, some of these differences are still neglected today when movement and postures are considered, as for example, in modern yoga teaching.

Right now, I’m building a little...

Continue Reading...
 
Improve Your Balance in Two Steps feet & ankles health yoga anatomy Oct 20, 2021

Balance is a two-way street.

We are coping with balance quite well so far. We are walking, running, and  standing for most of our lives. Keep in mind though, you practised this for years when you grew up as a little kid.

Further challenges we encounter in later life require physical and...

Continue Reading...
 
Perception & Reality of Yoga Postures alignment real life yoga anatomy yoga postures yoga practice Oct 07, 2021

The movement we think we are doing, how we imagine our posture looks like, and the reality are often quite different.
This disconnect between perception and reality is based on the integration of specific nerve receptor information in our body.

Watch the video to learn how you can train these...

Continue Reading...
 
How To Run Safely On Loose Boulders feet & ankles health real life Sep 21, 2021

‘You are crazy!’  This was the first response I got when suggesting I could run across a boulder field of loosely piled up rocks.  
Walking was challenging. People with hiking boots, sneakers or other footwear moved gingerly as if walking on glass or egg shells.

And here I...

Continue Reading...
 
What does your collar bone position mean? shoulders yoga anatomy Jul 25, 2021

Our collarbones are easily visible structures on the front of the the body.

Their position and instructions on where and how they are supposed to be held vary.

In this video we take a look at the influences on collarbone positions to give you an informed perspective on how to hold and...

Continue Reading...
 
Fascia Rolling for the Calf - A Movement Anatomy Perspective. Learn why, how and the techniques fascia yoga anatomy May 28, 2021

Tightness in the calves can be successfully addressed with fascia rolling.

Watch this video to learn the anatomical and physiological background for addressing the calves with fascia rolling.

Understand three types of forces and and the three modes in which fascia rolling can be applied best...

Continue Reading...
How to Avoid Bad Habits (and create better ones) real life yoga practice May 06, 2021

We're probably all familiar with at least some of our bad habits.

Maybe this starts with how we (don't) get out of bed in the morning, or the distractions that keep us from our morning practice. Or was that efficient work? During our Yoga practice, do we favour certain postures and avoid others,...

Continue Reading...
Create Space fascia tensegrity yoga postures Apr 29, 2021

Lower back compression is a common occurrence in back bending postures. This can be one sided back bends such as front splits, or warrior one, as well as two sided back bends like camel or wheel.

Pain in the back in back bends arises from joints or tissues running out of space to move before the...

Continue Reading...
 
Deepen Your Breath by Applying Integrated Yoga Anatomy fascia shoulders yoga practice Mar 15, 2021

Integrated yoga anatomy is about bringing the body to life.

It’s stepping up from just learning muscles, bones and levers, to learning how to improve postures and movements.
If you want a functional body that can move and practice sustainably, you need to integrate your anatomy.

One of the...

Continue Reading...
1 2 3 4