My Favorite Yoga Anatomy Resource

How about doing down dog without any pain in your wrists or shoulders? It is possible when you understand and engage the correct muscles!

How about doing down dog without any pain in your wrists or shoulders? It is possible when you understand and engage the correct muscles!

One key element to better health is:

A better understanding of your body and how it works.

Ever wondered what your psoas really looks like? (Or where the heck it is? Or how to pronounce it?)

How about the name of that tendon that runs outside your ankle, you know -- that area that gets sore when you twist your ankle?

Or the difference between your traps and your rhomboids, and why you should even care?

...and why it matters to you?

Okay, I get it if you're not obsessed with the workings of the body, like I am :)

One of my favorite past-times is is studying anatomy, biology, biomechanics of the body!

That knowledge enriches my own yoga practice so much, because I have a better understanding of what's going on in my body (and why) when I'm doing certain poses.

To get an inside look as to what is going on in your body, I can find no better resource than this:

Daily Bandha: Anatomy for Yoga, Tips and Techniques

This website is basically an amazing library of knowledge on yoga anatomy.

The publishers are medical doctors/yoga instructors, so they provide what I find to be a perfect marriage of technical/practical info on the workings of the body...

Along with amazing, clear illustrations and video.

Take a look and see is you're not as fascinated by these teachings as I am.

So grateful to have these conversations with you.

with warm wishes,

Peggy

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