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Is Navasana a Core Pose? 

Is Navasana (Boat Pose in yoga) a core pose?

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Yoga Anatomy Academy (@yogaanatomyacademy) As an avid student of yoga since the mid-90s, I have heard many yoga teachers say that boat pose, also known as navasana or paripurna (full) navasana, was a core pose.  This always confused me because, in my own body during navasana, […]

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All the Tea About Tucking the Tailbone

Let’s talk about “tucking the tailbone”.  “Tuck your tailbone” is a cue that has circulated in yoga asana classes since forever. (I can confirm it was used in the 1990s.) The cue is intended to reduce the position of anterior pelvic tilt and / or lumbar lordosis. To put it another way, “tuck the tailbone” means […]

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30 Day Yoga Challenges are Popular, but are They Healthy?

Is there such a thing as too much yoga? Thirty day (or other length) yoga challenges have become a thing in the last 15 years…and therefore a staple of the yoga world every January.  Typically these challenges involve attending a yoga class (virtually or in person) each and every day for 30 days in a […]

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Happiness and Resilience on the Mat: Neuroscience Implications for Yoga and Meditation [ONLINE WORKSHOP]

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Neuroscience research has revealed evidence-based techniques that bolster happiness and resilience. These techniques have implications for the practices of yoga and meditation. Join Chanda to learn neuroscience-informed micro practices that work with our brains to better our sense of wellbeing. Instructor Bio Chanda, E-RYT-500,  YACEP, has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2001 and has […]

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This is What Anatomy-Informed Yoga Looks Like

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all yoga. Nor is there one definitive list of qualities that make anatomy-informed yoga. But today we will share what we believe demonstrates respect for the principles of movement and neuroscience (what we like to call “Anatomy-Informed Yoga”) in yoga class. Warning: The list is not short. Modern Postural […]

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Core Strength Practice (NEW weekly class!)

Core Strength Yoga Taught by Dr. Ariele Foster, PT, DPT, E-RYT 500+ Starts Monday, Jan 25, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM (repeats every week on Monday) at Zoom hosted by Ariele Foster Register here. All cores welcome! Fortify your core in this challenging (yet all levels!) yoga (and pilates-inspired) 1 hour class. Props: You will […]

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Free Webinar: Principles of Anatomy-Informed Yoga

This free webinar, covering Principles of Anatomy-Informed Yoga, is an introduction to the foundations of the Yoga Anatomy Academy teaching (all of our course offerings and workshops) AND a Q+A for anyone interested in joining our Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship. (The next cohort starts in January!). Register for the webinar here: Principles of Anatomy-Informed Yoga […]

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FREE Webinar “Hip Stability is the New Hip Opening”

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Hip stability is one of the most fundamental components of hip health. Are we chasing it away with all our hip opening? Join Ariele Foster, doctor of physical therapy and longtime yoga teacher, for a FREE session on how to bring hip health back onto the yoga mat. This is a sneak preview for Ariele’s […]

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