The AnatomyShow BLOG
The knee is NOT a hinge. It can twist and slide.
The shin bone / tibia ends rather flat, while the thigh bone / femur meets this flat top with two convex round bony ends. There is no connection or stability inherent in the joint or skeletal structure of the knee. All restrictions to...
Anyone who has experimented with rolling the sole of the foot knows the results.
The foot feels more loose and forward bends are less restricted.
The reason for this miraculous trick is often assumed to be lengthening of the fascia tissues under the foot. Namely the Plantar Fascia.
Practicing playfully or with curiosity can lead us to try new movements and postures. One group of interesting posture variations are bound postures.
Many bound poses are twisted poses. Depending on your mobility, practicing these can put strain on on your lower back or parts of your shoulder...
This video features a short explanation of two perspectives on drinking water during yoga practice.
Drinking water during yoga practice is an at times hotly debated topic. Many people suggest a traditional reason why not to drink water, others cite government health guidelines.
Among the many...
Make the most out of your opportunities to rest and restore your nervous system.
Our nervous system deserves a break. Regularly.
We can make an effort to reduce stress, or avoid stress in our lives. But honestly, there is still a build-up, a ‘background noise’ of sorts.
A regular reset...
Forward bends, especially forward bends in seated positions can become uncomfortable for the lower back of the back of the legs.
This post explains one simple trick to protect hamstrings from being pulled, while at the same time facilitating safe progression of mobility with ongoing practice.
Yoga classes have abruptly shifted from the studio to our homes. Not everyone has a yoga mat, block or other props available for home practice with online courses.
Learn how to use household items as props and yoga mat to participate in online yoga classes.
This video explains how to adjust for...
The immune system and inflammation are linked.
Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system to initiate repair and healing.
For example: Inflammation can trigger white blood cells to start chasing and gobbling up viruses and bacteria.
Redness, swelling, heat and pain as well as stiffness...
The immune system and our immune response vary greatly with our sleep and rest patterns.
While sleep is easy to define, rest (for our purposes) has two types.
- rest after physical exertion
- resting from mental activity: i.e.: meditation
While this sounds quite familiar for most of...
How can we boost our immune system and immune function with vitamins and minerals?
There are actually a number of easily available nutrients that help our immune system working better.
We will also address how loss of sense of smell fits into the immune system picture.
In this video I’d like...
Have you ever wondered why one side of your body always feels somewhat more stiff, the other side more mobile or you seem to twist further to one side than the other?
This video and post explore one important factor in this imbalance and how to check for it.
You might remember a song from when you...
We already found that the immune system responds to what we eat and drink.
This video examines what effects movement and exercise have on the body.
We know that all tissues of our body respond to challenges, let’s call them stress, by strengthening. That holds true for our muscles as well as...