Internal Obliques in Yoga

Internal Obliques in Yoga – Anatomy of Muscles   We recently explored the rectus abdominis and the external obliques which are just two of your four abdominal muscles. Use of your internal obliques in yoga is similar to your external obliques with one major difference: the internal obliques cause your trunk to rotate to the same…

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External Obliques in Yoga

External Obliques in Yoga – Anatomy of Muscles There are four different abdominal muscles (rectus abdominis, external obliques, internal obliques, and the transverse abdominis). While each plays a vital role in stabilizing your core with yoga poses and life’s activities, each one functions to move the body differently. The external obliques share many of the same…

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rectus abdominis in yoga

Rectus Abdominis in Yoga: Anatomy of Muscles Understanding the location and function of the rectus abdominis in yoga postures will allow you to better understand your own body. As you better understand your body, you can go deeper with your own yoga practice (and teaching). You have undoubtedly identified the location of your abdominal muscles while…

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What Muscles Work In Yoga?

Muscles Work In Yoga?  What muscles work in yoga? What muscles work in trikonasana/triangle pose? What poses can I do to work my biceps? Questions like this are common, and to answer them you must first understand how muscles “work”.  The term “work” is rather vague when describing muscle activity.  Understanding some key anatomy terms…

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