Yoga Anatomy: Internal Hip Rotations for Yoga

Internal hip rotation is the movement used in yoga poses such as Eagle Pose. Another yoga pose that uses internal hip rotation is Warrior III, however in Warrior III the internal hip rotation is on the lifted leg. Internal rotations are important for creating balance in our yoga poses. ‘Internal hip rotation’ is the anatomical term for this particular hip movement.

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How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints in Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training BaliThe body is incredibly complex. With over 200 bones, hundreds of muscles and just as many joints (as well as connective issue, nerves, organs and cells) it can be difficult to distill information about the body in a way that is easily digestible, and importantly, functional for students. One way we can do this is by breaking the systems of the body down into units of action. For example, when talking about several joints that work together for a common purpose we can refer to this is a ‘joint complex’ (e.g. the shoulder, or shoulder joint complex, comprises four joints). 

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