Yoga anatomy

Chest Opening with Yoga Style Exercises

Chest Opening with Stu

It is such a common postural pattern nowadays for people to shorten the front of their body by bringing their shoulders or head forward. This can lead to neck pain, head aches and even back pain as well as reduce the quality of your breathing. Here are some simple exercises with minimal equipment that will help ease your body back to a more neutral state.

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Opening The Shoulders In Flexion

Shoulder Flexion Opener

Many students find their elbow go out when they are in Warrior I, Upward Facing Wheel, Downdog and many more. Here is a shoulder opener that will help you improve this type of shoulder mobility.

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Upper Back And Shoulder Opener for Kapotasana

Upper Back Opener Kapotasana

This is one of my own personal favorites, not easy to get into and out of but you really feel it working to increase the range of motion you have in the upper back (extension) and shoulders (flexion). Great for helping you finding comfort in yoga postures that require those sorts of openings such as Kapotasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana (Upward Facing Wheel) and Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance).

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Asana School – Baddha Konasana

Baddha Konasana

In this video we take an in depth look at the posture Baddha Konasana from the Ashtanga Primary Series. Taking an anatomical perspective we can decide how it is best to try and deepen the posture.

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Interview with Adarsh Williams

Adarsh Williams Interview

Adarsh is an Anatomy Teacher, Yoga Teacher and Bodyworker so it was great to have the chance to chat with him. We explore his approach to teaching, body knowledge fundamentals, preventing injury, posture and a good bit more.

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Same Same but Different and Flipidy-Flip

individuality in yoga

Seemingly appropriate for almost any situation the interpretation, intended or perceived, may vary from ‘well it’s almost identical, it’s just a fake’ to ‘really it’s nothing like what you are asking for at all, but perhaps it will do’. It is one of my favorite sayings, sitting perfectly alongside the lovely Thai people.  As I travel around the world teaching workshops in yoga anatomy, it is not the volumes of anatomical texts that bubble across my consciousness but this simple phrase and how we might explore our human potential with the concepts that percolate through it.

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Fascia, Biotensegrity and Yoga with Karen Kirkness

Karen Kirkness Interview

This is definitely one of the most fun and different interviews I have done so far. Karen . I had the easy job laying around being tickled by a brush, Karen on the other hand had to concentrate on answering the questions and not messing up the anatomy body painting at the same time.

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