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Lastest Yoga Anatomy Articles

Frequency Of Watching Ashtanga Videos On Social Media

Effects Of Social Media Yoga Videos On Ashtanga Yoga

January 18, 2022
Some practitioners reported that videos of Ashtanga yoga on social media teach and inspire them, while others felt discouraged.
How Does Yoga Affect Our Brain?

How Does Ashtanga Yoga Affect Our Brain?

January 11, 2022
Research summarized here suggests yoga may positively affect our brain by changing activity levels in specific areas. Areas of our brain that yoga impacted were associated with things like mood regulation, affect regulation, and emotional processing. Yoga also affected areas of our brain associated with movement control, balance, body awareness, and proprioception.
mid back pain in backbend

Why Is My Mid-back Sore In Urdhva Dhanurasana?

January 4, 2022
Learn why trying too hard to engage the muscles of the back can result in the mid-back feeling sore in urdhva dhanurasana.
Reasons Ashtangis Omit Practice

When Do Practitioners Modify Their Ashtanga Yoga Practice?

December 21, 2021
Find out when and how practitioners modify their Ashtanga yoga practice based on our survey of more than 900 people.
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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 »