The Quadriceps Muscles

The Quadriceps Muscles

David Keil Anatomy, Lower Limb 1 Comment

The last three quadriceps muscles are this months muscle(s) of the month. We put them together because these three out of four have similar action and attachments. That is, they are dedicated to the action of straightening the knee (extension).

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Injuries in Yoga – Framing the Conversation

David Keil Yoga Injuries 41 Comments

My biggest issue with the current discussions regarding injuries in yoga is the desire to make things measurable and compartmentalized. I know, there is no way around this. We have to talk about the parts and pieces to some degree so that we can understand it all. The place where this happens regularly is in the mixing of yoga and asana as if they are the same thing.

The Rectus Femoris Muscle Attachments

The Rectus Femoris Muscle

David Keil Anatomy, Lower Limb 2 Comments

The rectus femoris muscle is one of the four muscles that makes up the quadricep group of muscles. This is the only one that crosses the hip joint and therefore is related to tight hip flexors. Personally, I have come to find that it is critical in allowing the pelvis to move during backbends.