The AnatomyShow BLOG

 
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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Do you want to move better? fascia real life yoga anatomy yoga practice Mar 11, 2021

Do you still remember your first yoga class?  The challenges to your mobility, your balance, your strength? Don't you wish it could have been easier?

When I first went to yoga classes, I was so disappointed with myself. I thought I was fit and capable. I was running, cycling, surfing and...

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How Important Is Alignment? alignment yoga anatomy yoga postures yoga practice Jan 07, 2021

As it turns out, not very much.
Alignment can look good.
Sometimes it makes postures and movements easier.
But what get’s us to a certain alignment?
It’s the actions and engagements of muscles.
Maybe let’s focus on that. Engagement is important.

Let’s take a step back to...

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How can yoga teachers benefit from knowing yoga anatomy? alignment fascia health yoga anatomy yoga postures Jan 04, 2021

Oslo Yoga, www.osloyoga.no  hosted a panel discussion on yoga anatomy as part of their international yoga festival www.yogafestivalen.no on January 4, 2021.
On the panel were:

Mark Stephens www.markstephensyoga.com

Anna Kristina Kavli www.iyoga.no,

and me, Chris Kummer ...

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Happy Hips - Strength and mobility around your hip joint fascia yoga anatomy yoga postures Dec 14, 2020

Modern hips.

Modern hips are hips used to sitting on chairs. Or simply sitting a lot.

How many people have told you already that sitting too much can make your hip area tight? This tension can include the hip ligaments, the hip-flexor muscles and a lot of  other associated muscles and fascia...

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