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Knee joint. Joints play an important roll in our yoga practice. They are the place where movement is possible, but they can also restrict our practice

Joints and their restrictions in yoga

Joints are a place in your body where two (or more) bones come together and movement is possible. That’s why they play an important roll in your yoga practice. Without joints no movement. Although movement is a big word, because some of your joints can’t move at all, but others can move a little and some […]

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Massaging my feet

A relaxing, helping hand

Stretching, more stretching and even more stretching. Power, more power and even more power. Doing Ashtanga yoga is relaxing and at the same time suffering. Within a month we are trying to double up the power we have in our bodies. It’s putting a strain on my body that seems to be built for sports […]

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Respiratory system

Effects yoga on respiratory system

With yoga we can heal our body: our heart, endocrine system, nervous system, muscles and our respiratory system. This system is responsible for our ‘life energy’. To provide our cells with the energy they need to maintain themselves, to grow, to defend themselves and our bodies to treats from the outside (viruses) and to propagate […]

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blood cells: Yoga helps the heart

Yoga helps the heart

Yoga helps the heart perform its function in an easy way. But before we look at the heart, let’s look at blood first. Because it is the blood that is pumped around by the heart. Blood is made up of plasma (a liquid) and three different types of blood cells that are floating in this […]

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Yoga Anatomy

Anatomy determines your yoga pose

Why does the girl next to you simple drops back in upward bow, while you can’t hold that pose for even two breaths and everything hurts when you are doing it? Why does everybody around you complains that they have so much pain in lotus, where it is for you the easiest pose there is. […]

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Hypothalamus is in control of our endocrine system

Endocrine system

Our endocrine system controls the way our body functions. It produces hormones that travel to all parts of your body to maintain our tissues and organs. Every hormone that is released into our blood and is transported by our blood has a specific instruction, meant for only a few cells: the target cells. These target […]

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Neuron of the Nervous system

Nervous system

The nervous system, together with the endocrine system, coordinates all activities of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis (keeping the body healthy and into balance). With yoga we directly influence our nervous system by doing asanas, pranayama and meditation. The nervous system reacts quickly on signals from outside the body, but these reactions don’t last […]

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Skeletal system

The skeletal system

Every skeletal system is unique. No two humans will have the same skeletal system. They will have the same amount of bones, but the way the skeletal system is constructed, the way the bones interact and move is unique. The movement and the construction of the skeletal system determines which yoga poses will go easy […]

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The structure of human skin cells

From atom to human

To understand yoga it’s good to have an understanding of the working of the human brain and of the human body. In this blog we will look at the body: from atom to human. A human is built out of: Atoms – the smallest (stable) building blocks of the human body. They group together to […]

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The eleven systems of the body

Eleven systems of the body

The human body consists of eleven organ systems. These systems work together and influence each other. It’s not possible to make a clear distinction were one systems ends and another one starts, because they are so interconnected. By doing yoga we influence these eleven systems of the body. The eleven systems of the body are: skin […]

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