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Why Anatomy is Not “Just” About Anatomy

One of the questions we receive occasionally about the Yoga Anatomy Academy Online Yoga Anatomy mentorship is: “Is this mentorship just about anatomy, or do you also talk about things like biomechanics [or kinesiology, physiology, etc] ?” The answer is we talk about all the things. We do not talk and teach ‘only’ about anatomy. […]

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Why You Cannot Square Your Hips in Warrior I or Warrior II

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From my earliest days of practicing yoga, I heard teachers instructing “Square your hips” in Warrior I (virabhadrasana I) and Warrior II poses (virabhadrasana II). [Scroll to the video at the bottom of this page to see the essence of this blog post in video format]. I repeated this phrase in my own yoga teaching […]

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FREE LIVESTREAM CLASS: Fascia Release and Fluidity

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To join this one hour free myofascial release and yoga class (sponsored by KiraGrace), bring any or all of the following: – a sturdy water bottle/towel/rubber bands and / or duct tape – tennis balls, tube sock that maybe no longer has a partner, optional duct tape – any myofascial release tools you have (foam […]

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MASTER CLASS: Like Kale for Feet (Baltimore, MD)

Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for healthy foot and ankle mechanics. This therapeutic and challenging practice will include: Bunion correctives Self-myofascial release Foot intrinsic strengthening Foot mobility and adaptability Playful balancing New ways of exploring the kinetic chain from the ground up Taking good care of your feet — by focusing on […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Fascia (Baltimore, MD)

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Join Dr. Ariele Foster, physical therapist, yoga teacher and founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com for an afternoon of self-myofascial “release”, exploratory movement and movement science in Way of the Happy Fascia. Self-myofascial release is a practice that deeply compliments yoga asana and other movement modalities, and has a profound effect of calming your nervous system. It is […]

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Savasana Anatomy Do’s and Don’ts

Admittedly, this is a picky post. But people do the darndest things in savasana. (Skip straight to the video about this post here.) If you teach yoga for long enough, eventually you’ll see some interesting alternatives during this time for relaxation. There are gradients, of course: sometimes you see students (like Energizer bunnies) doing headstands […]

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WORKSHOP: Principles of Anatomic Sequencing for Yoga

This workshop will remove the mystery surrounding intelligent, anatomy-based sequencing, and imbue greater value to your home practice, set apart your teaching, and magnetize students back for more.   A well-sequenced yoga class or workshop is easy to recognize: you walk away lighter, enlivened and expanded. You might embody a pose that you previously thought […]

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WORKSHOP: Way of the Happy Hips (Washington, DC)

Sitting is the new smoking….which means we’ve all got some work to (un)do. Tight and weak muscle patterns (ahem…psoas) become embedded into our bodies through furniture and lifestyle. Often these patterns follow us onto the yoga mat, no matter how many sun salutations we do. Discover specific ways to move your hips mindfully on the […]

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