Yoga Anatomy Online Course Reviews - Basics of Applied Anatomy

I really like the use of multiple, different size bodies for demonstration. Even if you are not a teacher, this is a great way to understand where your body should be going during each pose. It also provides a great perspective to judge if you are working with someone that offers constructive adjustments."Scott
This DVD is awesome, an important tool/resource to have if your a yoga teacher. For the student this is a great way to learn proper alignment as well."Lynn
A proper understanding of how to adjust needs to adapt to the differences of every student. There's no one-way formula. David manages to give clear and thorough instructions with a vast array of levels of proficiency. Hands-on adjustments its' must for every ashtanga teacher."Santiago
The Hands-on Adjustments video from David Keil of Yoganatomy is a practical replacement for attending an adjustment workshop in person for those of us who cannot find the time to get to to one of David's presentations. I felt confident that the video would be good because I had learned much from his Yoganatomy videos a few years ago--a purchase that I would also recommend. However, I can imagine that a person who had been to a workshop would benefit from having this video to review the techniques from time to time. As other reviewers have said, I gained special insight into the processes that David demonstrates with his assistants because they varied in flexibility and body type just as would be true of the people in most yoga classes. The video was thorough, David is engaging, and the intentions make the objectives clear. I have felt lacking in my ability to adjust students, but my confidence has improved. I recommend this video to anyone who wants to develop adjustment skills."V. Sims
Whether you are a teacher or a practitioner, this DVD is a MUST. It is thorough and offers adjustments based on various body types and levels of practice. For the teacher it gives you a wealth of information on how to approach a client, if at all. As a practitioner it offers insight as to what you should be feeling and/or striving for in any given pose. I'm also a personal trainer and have been able to apply some of these concepts to clients in a gym setting as well. Get it - you won't regret it."Suzanne
Given the limitations of the format, I think David presents a good look at adjustments, using different bodies at different levels of ability to show how to deal with the variety of people that we come across, day to day, as teachers. It would be impossible to cover the full range of modifications needed for every individual on a DVD as everybody is different, and to expect that would be unrealistic. I don't get the impression that David is even attempting to offer a definitive and complete guide to adjustment, rather a very useful learning resource that we can use to further our own development. It is clear that David teaches Astanga style yoga, and so he is adjusting asana achieved through that method, although the principles can apply across the board. David clearly has an in-depth knowledge of anatomy which shines through. One may not always agree with certain elements, as we all have our own take on a particular asana - that's the yoga of it! - but as a learning resource, this DVD would be a good investment, and I recommend it to any yoga teacher seeking to continue their learning journey."Franny