Dr. Ariele Foster is the founder of Yoga Anatomy Academy, and has been practicing yoga since a young age, as she has a grandmother who is a yoga teacher and practitioner. After living at the Kriapulu Institute as a seva, Ariele was inspired to become a yoga teacher and begin teaching. After suffering an injury, she decided to get her doctorate in physical therapy, and is now a practicing yoga teacher and physical therapist.
On this episode, Ariele and I talk about some of the common wording that yoga teachers can shift to be more anatomically correct. We discuss the anatomy of the shoulders, lumbar spine, and the feet, amongst other things. Ariele and I also delve into the business of yoga and how to create a streamlined brand when you have more than one topic of interest!
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Business + Anatomy Lessons from this Episode:
- If you’re going to move your body, you’re going to be subject to injury, and we need to shift away from being ashamed about talking about
- Don’t be afraid to tell a student that you don’t know something or to refer them to a physio
- You can have a niche, but still be really well-rounded with lots of different offering
- One of the biggest anatomy cues to watch is “draw the shoulders down and back” – sometimes the shoulder blades should anatomically come up
- Often our traps and shoulders have weaknesses that cause us to be quite tight in the shoulders. There is usually a weakness that is the cause of tightness.
- As yogis, we often need more pulling and less pushing action!
- Be cautious rolling over your toes because over time it can cause bunions
- It’s important to roll over both feet at the same time or not roll over them at all
- The lumbar spine actually has virtually no twist
- Both shoulders don’t need to be on the ground in a reclined twist
- Branding is always evolving
- And much more… Here’s the episode!
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