Tag Archives: physiology

finding your “core” strength

When many people think about a strong core, they picture someone with “six pack abs”. But our functional core is actually much more complex than this over simplified notion, and whether your abdominals are super defined and underwear model-worthy or not says nothing about how strong your core truly is. Functional anatomy Rectus abdominus, or “six-pack”, muscle is actually just the most superficial (closest to the… Read more »

Yoga language: myth-busting twists and inversions

Amy Matthews is the co-author of Yoga Anatomy, the co-director of The Breathing Project’s Advanced Studies Program in New York City and has been teaching anatomy and kinesiology for over 15 years. Matthews did some yoga myth-busting for yoga.about.com that I think everyone should know… (http://yoga.about.com/od/anatomy/a/Yoga-Anatomy-Myths.htm) (adapted) First, “Twists” Q: Do twists really “wring out” and cleanse the internal organs? Is that even… Read more »