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Malasana: How to Overcome the Struggle in the Deep Yoga Squat

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to getting more comfortable in Malasana Plus, if you scroll down far enough, 7 Steps to Better Ankle Mobility We at Yoga Anatomy Academy love malasana and are on a mission to make this deep squat more accessible to more humans. The motivation is this: a large chunk of what we […]

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Yoga Journal Online Course “Fascia Release for Yoga”

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster in her online course with Yoga Journal “Fascia Release for Yoga”. This powerful, start-anytime, 6-week online course (with a community engagement component) shows how myofascial release (fascia release) is a great compliment to your yoga practice. What is Fascia Fascia is your body’s three-dimensional connective tissue matrix. It encases and weaves […]

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Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship

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Our signature Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship is OPEN! To read more or to register, click here. Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter to receive reminders, and to hear about related webinars: http://eepurl.com/bsvgRn

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Yoga Anatomy Weekend in Pittsburgh, PA

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster for a weekend of anatomy-based yoga at Yoga Hive in Pittsburgh, PA: Way of the Happy Fascia (Saturday Nov 10, 10am-12pm) Posterior Chain Awakening (Saturday Nov 10, 2pm-4pm) MASTER CLASS: The Goddess and the Grasshopper (Sunday Nov 11, 10am-12pm) — Way of the Happy Fascia: Using simply 2 tennis balls, learn […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Sacrum (Alexandria, VA)

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A supple yet sturdy pelvis is the rock star of your skeleton. It transmits forces from the lower body through the core, spine and beyond.   The sacrum is a pivotal pelvic bone, and, when healthy, it has just enough wiggle room to adjust to the twists and turns of everyday movements and asana.   […]

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5 Actions to Get Your Foot Up Between Your Hands

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The Instagram is full of fluid movers, yogis who can gracefully place a foot between their hands in slow motion, usually on the way down from a single arm hand balancing feat with a glass of wine between their toes. Not a drop spilled. What is less common: actual instructions in yoga class on how […]

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Two Tips for Rotator Cuff Strengthening in Yoga

The rotator cuff (RTC) is a well-known group of muscles that are important in stabilizing the shoulder, basically no matter the activity. When it comes to keeping the arm bone centered in the “socket”, these are the guys for the job. The larger the weight or force that an arm lifts, the more important the […]

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Hip Therapeutics: The Definitive Guide to Woke Hips

Paradigms are breaking down across both society and the world of yoga. Along the way we are finding that “open hips” aren’t all they are cracked up to be. Your yoga practice should sustain both you AND your hips. This workshop will help you break through the noise and scattered opinions around “hip opening”, ask […]

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How to Avoid Destroying Your Hips in Yoga

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  Francesca Cervero kindly invited me to be a return guest on her podcast, The Mentor Sessions: Support and Strategy for Yoga Teachers to talk about HIPS, specifically yoga hip injuries. (If you missed the first episode on anatomy-informed yoga, you can listen here). Francesca and I both experienced major hip injuries, as in the […]

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Fluidity and Fascia (Baltimore, MD)

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Yoga Anatomy Academy Presents: Fluidity and Fascia Fascia is both fluid and form-giving, containing and allowing. It knits together and enrobes the body, and its role is often unrecognized in the practice of yoga asana. Because it also helps organize body sense, it contributes to seamless transitions between poses, gracefulness, balance, and deep interconnectivity with […]

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