December 17, 2017

Three Anatomy Wisdom Nuggets (Podcast! + FREEBIE)

Three golden nuggets of anatomy wisdom on M.B.Om – Mastering the Business of Yoga Podcast

Yoga Anatomy Academy had the great privilege of being featured on yet another podcast (the third in 3 months!), in which we share three of our most audio-friendly nuggets of anatomy wisdom.
Ariele in a one arm, one legged downward facing dog holding her free foot with her free hand.

(If you missed the first two, please check out these links — The Connected Yoga Teacher and The Mentor Sessions: Strategy & Support for Yoga Teachers).  

Mastering the Business of Yoga, aka M.B.Om, is the brainchild of Amanda Kingsmith. Through her podcasts and other projects, she helps yoga teachers clarify their business intentions and make their business dreams come true. 

Amanda and Ariele (founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy) chat about yoga business challenges, what inspired Ariele to become a physical therapist (or physiotherapist), and dive into THREE NUGGETS of yoga anatomy that make this episode very much worth the listen. Also, if you listen until the very end of the episode there is a really valuable FREE GIVEAWAY.

We talk:

Shoulderblade positioning – when do you need “Shoulders back and down

Bunions – could your yoga practice be jacking up your toes? 

What part of our spine are we ACTUALLY twisting from?

Download the Episode or Subscribe on iTunes

Here’s the link to the podcast page itself

here’s some notes about the episode from Amanda:

On this episode, Ariele and I talk about some of the common wording that yoga teachers can shift to be more anatomically correct. We discuss the anatomy of the shoulders, lumbar spine, and the feet, amongst other things. Ariele and I also delve into the business of yoga and how to create a streamlined brand when you have more than one topic of interest!

Business + Anatomy Lessons from this Episode:

  • If you’re going to move your body, you’re going to be subject to injury, and we need to shift away from being ashamed about talking about
  • Don’t be afraid to tell a student that you don’t know something or to refer them to a physio
  • You can have a niche, but still be really well-rounded with lots of different offering
  • One of the biggest anatomy cues to watch is “draw the shoulders down and back” – sometimes the shoulder blades should anatomically come up
  • Often our traps and shoulders have weaknesses that cause us to be quite tight in the shoulders. There is usually a weakness that is the cause of tightness.
  • As yogis, we often need more pulling and less pushing action!
  • Be cautious rolling over your toes because over time it can cause bunions
  • It’s important to roll over both feet at the same time or not roll over them at all
  • The lumbar spine actually has virtually no twist
  • Both shoulders don’t need to be on the ground in a reclined twist
  • Branding is always evolving
  • And much more… Here’s the episode!

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