The AnatomyShow BLOG
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...
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...
‘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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...