David Keil Interview
If you are interested in Yoga Anatomy or Ashtanaga you will know about David Keil. With his great and informative website http://www.yoganatomy.com/ and worldwide workshops. I was like a kid in a toy shop when I got the chance to interview David. Loads of topics were covered with plenty of geeky anatomy talk. At this time I am posting the interview in manageable bites with the whole thing coming soon.
How knowing Yoga Anatomy can help your yoga practice.
Dealing with tighter and more resistant parts of the body.
Ashtanga Yoga an ongoing evolution?
Dealing with tension in particular muscle groups.
About David Keil’s book on Yoga Anatomy
Preventing Sacroiliac joint Injury
Chakrasana: How to do it safely
The anatomy of Marichyasana postures
Chaturanga: How far down and forward?
Seratus Anterior muscle and Chaturanga asana
Understanding the Psoas Muscle
Here are some of the articles posted here by David Keil:
- Sitting for Meditation May 31, 2013 By David Keil The basic goal of all the asana practice is finding and maintaining a comfortable padmasana (lotus pose) for meditation. There are a few key anatomical components and principles to finding this comfort. The foundation of the pose is the crossing of the legs and “sit bones” comfortably on the floor. With a firm ...
- Your Shoulders in Upward Facing Dog March 30, 2013 By David Keil This is a play off an article I wrote for the newsletter back in May. That one was titled Your Shoulders in Downward Facing Dog. There are perhaps as many variations in what we are told to do with our shoulders in Up Dog and it is sometimes just as confusing for students. As ...
- Primary Series is… May 30, 2013 By David Keil Doing an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice involves much more than merely doing the asanas enumerated in the Primary Series. As a sequence, the primary series is the foundation of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice. It plants the seeds that will grow into the other sequences. But it’s not limited to the asana element. ...
- David Keil Interview 2016 August 20, 2016 Its that time of year again when David Keil visits Purple Valley in Goa and I get to babble anatomy with someone who really knows his stuff. David is author of the brilliant book Functional Anatomy of Yoga and teaches around the world. In this interview we talk about the emerging interest in fascia, injuries, ...
- Yes, you can get injured doing a headstand… May 30, 2013 By David Keil Yes, you can get injured doing a headstand… especially if you take the name literally. We can often gather information from the name of a posture. Sometimes embrace the quality or energy of the name, like Virabadrasana (Warrior). Sometimes the name is exactly what we should be doing. Shoulderstand comes to mind. It’s not ...
- To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze? That’s the question May 30, 2013 By David Keil This month’s newsletter article comes out of a recent trip to the Midwest. I was at a new studio with new students and hosts. This piece is actually a request from one of the hosts, Evan at Tapas Yoga Shala. As always on the first day of practice, I mostly watch and get ...