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Destabilizing Postures yoga postures yoga practice Nov 24, 2022

Are you still making this mistake?

Warrior 3 can be a strong pose. Both as a challenging balance and to lift the body horizontally into a line or slight back bend.

We might feel the muscle engagement in the hamstring area of the lifted leg, most people might also notice the gluteal muscles working...

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Why are you practicing Downward Dog? health yoga anatomy yoga practice Oct 02, 2022

This question is not just about downward dog yoga posture. The enquiry can be expanded to question the practice of any pose.
Maybe we can ask what the purpose of any given pose might be.
For you. Not the general purpose. The general purported purpose you can look up in many available yoga books...

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Yoga Anatomy of the Boat Pose boat pose hip flexors yoga postures yoga practice Jul 06, 2022

What are you really challenging in boat pose / navasana?
Hip flexors, hamstrings, thigh muscles, or your back?
The leg position has a big influence on what the focus of the posture is for many of us.

This video explains why practicing with bend knees is more likely to direct the effort to your hip...

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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...

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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...

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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 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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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 10, 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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The Simple Secret to Better Balance in Yoga Poses alignment real life yoga anatomy yoga postures yoga practice Dec 10, 2020

This yoga anatomy tip will help you improve your balance in handstand and othert balance postures.

Anytime you want to attempt to practice a balance yoga posture you need to follow this principle to be successful. if you aim to balance for longer than it takes to take a quick photo.
These balance...

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Your Ankle Position Influences Your Knee Function alignment fascia yoga postures yoga practice Nov 17, 2020

Your Ankle Position Influences Your Knee Function

The inside structure of your feet is not clearly visible from the outside. When you learn about the significance of the foot structure at the ankle joint you can understand the influence of your foot arches and the ankle position on the knee joint....

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