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Lastest Yoga Anatomy Articles

Concentric Muscle Contraction

Muscle Contraction In Yoga: Do You Know What’s Happening?

April 20, 2021
Muscle contraction in yoga is more complex than most people are aware of. Learn how the different types of muscle contraction affect yoga.
Anatomy of The Knee Joint

Anatomy Of The Knee

April 13, 2021
The anatomy of the knee is unique among our joints. Find out how our knee anatomy affects knee function in our body and in yoga.
Breathe in Backbends

How Do You Breathe In Backbends?

April 6, 2021
Reducing tension on the ribcage, and increasing your focus on the breath, can help you breathe in backbends with more overall ease.
Intensity Of Yoga Varies With Style

Does Physiological Intensity Of Yoga Differ Between Styles?

March 23, 2021
There are large variations in intensity between styles of yoga based on oxygen consumption and heart rate.
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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 »