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Yoga Anatomy Myth-Busting

By November 30, 2012

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I'm super excited to have had the chance to ask yoga anatomy expert Amy Matthews (she co-wrote the book, among many other accomplishments) to discuss the truth behind some of the anatomical claims we often hear in yoga classes. These include the idea that twists "wring out the organs," the physiology of inversions, and the proper way to backbend. Matthews says, "many of these claims have a grain of truth to them, but they are applied so broadly that they become impossibly generalized and inaccurate." Read our discussion of Yoga Anatomy Myths for more expert advice.

December 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm
(1) Kat says:


Does Amy have a website?


December 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm
(2) yoga says:

She does! It’s http://www.embodiedasana.com/ and I added a link above. Thanks!

February 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm
(3) R says:

also, check out her work with the breathing project: http://www.breathingproject.org

February 22, 2013 at 12:04 am
(4) yoga says:

Good point!

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