Anatomy of Movement – Muscles

Today we will focus on movement. So, lift your arm up. Wow, how did that happen? You just wanted to lift your arm up and it just lifted up. Can you explain what you did for that action to work so effortlessly? In most cases we cannot tell which muscles took part, or how did […]

Yoga Anatomy: External Hip Rotations for Yoga

External Hip Rotations for Yoga

External Hip Rotations for Yoga External hip rotation is the movement used in yoga poses such as the standing balancing pose known as Tree Pose. Another yoga pose that requires external hip rotation is Warrior II. External hip rotations are important for creating balance in our yoga poses. ‘External hip rotation’ is the anatomy term used […]

Yoga Anatomy: Internal Hip Rotations for Yoga

internal hip rotation yoga poses

Internal hip rotation yoga poses are 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 […]

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints in Yoga

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints

How Bandhas Stabilize the Joints The 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 […]