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Strong is the New Stretch

Reimagining bendy poses for strengthening purposes. What is it about stretchiness that is so intoxicating? I recently responded to a question on Instagram: “Are side splits a worthy goal? Or is that kind of range [of motion] unnecessary?” I’m a physical therapist. One of the foundations of physical therapy is functional movement,  movement practices that […]

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Movement Anatomy Mastery – Free Online Symposium

Movement Anatomy Mastery is a free online summit with 20 leaders over 3 days. Join Dr. Ariele Foster, founder of YogaAnatomyAcademy.com, physical therapist and yoga teacher of 20 years, on Tuesday Dec 1 in this free online event. We will be giving away some gifts and goodies, so you won’t regret signing up. here’s the […]

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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

Older White Female Yoga Teacher in Warrior II

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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