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Fascia and Yoga

In this post, we covering the fascia anatomy and giving you a Yin yoga sequence and fascia release exercises with props. Although we don’t have one comprehensive “fascia” definition, it’s widely accepted to be a sheet of connective tissue that separates or binds together muscles,...
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Quads / Quadriceps Femoris and Yoga

Anatomy of the Quadriceps - Essential yoga body partsYour quadriceps femoris is one of the largest muscles in your body and it's one of my favorites too. This familiar muscle is located on the front of the thigh, and it conducts most of our knee movements together with the hamstrings. The...
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Lats / Latissimus Dorsi and Yoga

 Essential Yoga Body PartsLatissimus DorsiThe Latissimus dorsi, which is located in the back, is one of the widest muscles in the body. It has a large, triangular shape and works when you do exercises such as swimming and pull-ups. The latissimus dorsi is also one of the muscles that help...
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Hip Flexor / Psoas and Yoga

Introduction to psoas and yoga“Psoas” is Greek for “muscle of loin.” The psoas consists of three muscles, namely:The psoas majorThe psoas minor, and The iliacusThe psoas major is the largest of these muscles, and the psoas minor is the smallest. Interestingly, around half the...
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Glutes and Yoga

Glutes Anatomy The glutes are located behind the pelvic girdle and consist of three layers of muscle, namely the gluteus medius, the gluteus maximus, and the gluteus minimus. Gluteus MediusThe gluteus medius is the primary stepping muscle and is located under the gluteus maximus. This...
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