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Anatomy & Biomechanics Mini-Intensive (CEUs) (Rockville, MD)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist and interdisciplinary yoga teacher, for a deep anatomy refresher for asana studies with current teachers, dedicated students and yoga teachers-to-be. Learning anatomy can and should be playful, fun and applicable to your yoga practice or yoga teaching. This mini-Intensive will explore: – 10 Principles of Anatomy-Informed Yoga Teaching (or Practice) […]

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How to Be a Mermaid: Smart Sequencing for Naginyasana

Want this sequence in a pretty, printable 1-page PDF? Click here for access.   One of the loveliest of yoga poses is Naginyasana, Mermaid pose. It’s a variation of the ever-popular “Pigeon Pose” (eka pada raja kapotasana), so Naginyasana involves deep backbending and front hip opening. Although it is challenging, it’s fairly accessible. With the right preparation […]

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Why Bridge Pose is NOT the Best Prep for Deep Backbends

Bridge pose, a.k.a. setu bandasana or setu bandha sarvangasana, can be used in a physical asana practice for a number of distinct purposes. For example, a physical therapist or personal trainer might use it to strengthen gluteal muscles, quads, hamstrings or lower back muscles, just to name a few possible targets (with small tweaks to the exercise […]

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