Trapezius is named for its trapezoidal shape. It is a large, flat, superficial muscle that covers upper back and part of the neck and shoulder area. It has three functional parts:1) Descending (superior)2) Transverse (middle)3) Ascending (inferior)The trapezius has multiple origin and insertion points because of its size. Descending (superior)
Piriformis syndrome Before my YTT journey, I occasionally felt this pain on my upper legs especially when I walked too long, and due to some yoga practice, I thought it was my alignment of my feet and tried to walk abit differently to try things out to make my
Anatomy of Tittibhasana (Firefly Pose) Benefits of Firefly Pose or Tittibhasana:• Tones the belly• Stretches the groins and torso• Gives strength to the arms and shoulders• Overall balance is increased• Mental balance is gained 1. flex the spine and strongly flex the hip joints 2. broaden the scapulae while strongly
The hip is a ball-and-socket joint, where it is the largest weight bearing joint in the body. The joint allows for several types of movement in the body: Flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, external rotation, internal rotation and circumduction. Healthy hips should allow such movements easily, but there are some limitations
Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit, also known as Warrior 3, is named after the fierce warrior, Virabhadra. It is an intermediate balancing pose in yoga with dynamic standing posture. It requires a lot of focus to maintain a deliberate balance and all the muscles throughout the entire body such as the
Utkatasana – Chair or Fierce Pose. Utkata means Fierce, powerful in Sanskrit. However, it’s commonly known as chair pose as it’s resemble the action and shape of sitting on a chair. Utkatasana activates the largest muscles in your body. It’s engaged the core and improving your thigh strength. Muscles around
The erector spinae muscle group, or also known as lumbar extensors, consists of 3 muscles: spinalis (medial), longissimus (central) and illiocostalis (lateral), extending vertically up the back starting near the sacrum, lying on each side of the vertebral column ((Erector spinae, 2022). Spinalis and longissimus are each further split into
Urdha = upward Mukha = facing Svanasana = dog pose This backbend pose works to a great extend on the arms and shoulders strength. It requires the engagement of the hip flexor, gluteus, pelvic floor muscles, psoas, abdominal muscles, triceps and biceps. This pose is similar to Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose).