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Lastest Yoga Anatomy Articles

Yin Yoga And Ashtanga Is Yang Myth

Yin Yoga And The Myth That Ashtanga is Yang

September 14, 2021
Learn why yin yoga and Ashtanga are not mutually exclusive. Use your breathing to cultivate different qualities in your Ashtanga practice.
Verbal Cuing In Yoga

Can Verbal Cuing In Yoga Influence Its Effects?

September 7, 2021
Physical versus philosophical verbal cuing in yoga didn’t affect body awareness, mindfulness, positive affect, or spirituality differently.
locked knee forward bend

Is Locking My Knee In Forward Bends Causing My Knee Pain?

September 7, 2021
What’s the difference between straight legs and locked knees? There may be an appropriate time to keep your knees straight and there may be an appropriate time to soften your knees when doing a forward bend.
the psoas muscle

The Psoas Muscle: Ultimate Guide

August 31, 2021
In an in-depth exploration of the psoas muscle, find out how psoas functions and dysfunctions. Learn how to stretch and treat your psoas!
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About David - Yoga Anatomy Presenter

david keil yoga anatomyThis website is about delivering yoga anatomy to the yoga community in a simple and understandable way. It has always been about you, the reader, understanding the complexity and diversity of our own humanness as well as our anatomy. We often interact with anatomy in two key places. The first is relative to injury, either in a preventative way, or after some type of injury has occurred. The second is when we want to do a particular asana, but can’t, and want to know why. In other words, you’re looking for the technique or anatomical restriction that limits your ability to do a pose. This is where yoga anatomy comes in. From this, we often want “the answer” to the problem or the injury. Unfortunately, there is often no single answer or simple solution. It is not my desire to simplify the anatomy or the yoga itself, that would be an injustice to the complexity and diversity of who we are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Read More »