The AnatomyShow BLOG
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...
Our entire body functions by adapting to stress. This adaptation happens by strengthening.
This can be easily related to when we think of our muscles. We challenge them with weights or certain exercises and they strengthen as a result. Most people have heard that weight bearing stress on our bones...
You have a choice. Now you do. As a baby you didn’t. Back then, the task was to stand, counteract gravity in whichever way possible until your feet carried you.
Fast forward to today. How much have you consciously upgraded your standing skills?
When you let your mind drift to the last time...
Following yoga class instructions helps us move in and out of postures without having to look at and observe the teacher.
Many instructions that are given produce varying responses and results in class participants. This can be a result of individual interpretation of the meaning of such...