This index focuses on articles related to anatomy, proprioception, pain and posture. Anatomy that is dealt with here is the anatomy of our locomotor and manipulation systems, the anatomy we use to move our body, control it and enjoy it.
So, our muscles, bones, connective tissue and joints.
While names of these structures are important for finding out about them, the focus in these articles is, where possible, directly experiencing them in our own body.
This is where proprioception comes in. Closely related to proprioception is muscle control. We need muscle control for proprioception, and we need proprioception for muscle control.
Where anatomy provides a theoretical framework, we boost our understanding of our own body via directly experiencing it.
Apart from improving our ability to be in our body (thus reducing stress by being present), using it more efficiently and effectively, two other reasons for learning anatomy and proprioception is to deal with pain (where produced by poor function) and poor posture.
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Sensational Yoga Anatomy
Learn Your Body By Directly Experiencing It
How To Know If Your Joints Are Lubricated
How Pain And Proprioception Helps Keep Your Joints Safe
The Position Of Balanced Space And Tension
Barefoot Running Heel Strike, Good Or Bad?
Is Heel Striking Bad For Your Knees When Running Barefoot?
Proprioception Requires Effort
Learning How To Apply Effort Effectively To Improve Proprioception
Feel Your Body
Noticing Relationships Within And Without
Why Learn Muscle Control
I'Ve Used It To Deal With Pain, Improve Flexibility And To Be Present
Gaining Agency Through Muscle Control
Flicking The Switch To Access Sensation And Control
Muscle Motor Control For Yoga
Why The Brain Turns On The Brakes And How We Can Release Them
Dealing With Pain And Poor Posture
By Feeling Your Body And Controlling It
Proprioception, Pain And Posture
Fixing Pain And Poor Posture Via Muscle Control, Proprioception
Joint Pain Yoga
One Possible Approach To Alleviating Joint Pain While Doing Yoga
Hi, I'm Neil Keleher.
I have a degree in Systems Design engineering. Before that I served in the British army for five years. My main job was fixing guns.
I've been teaching yoga for about twenty two years now. I also do a lot of programming in python and node.js.
One of my other main projects is studying Chinese, but it's been hold while I developed tools to make studying easier. One of those is a Chinese character dictionary and the other is a Chinese word and phrase dictionary.
Both include a lookup system for Chinese characters that is foreigner friendly and that I'm proud to say that I designed.