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The Muscles in Yoga

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by Juliann Marmal on 22 February 2013

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The Muscles in Yoga By: Juliann Marmal & Carly Houck History of Yoga Standing Poses Sitting Poses Benefits Equipment Used Back bend/Inverted Poses Medical Problems Mountain Pose
Triangle Pose
Warrior Pose I
Chair Pose I
Tree Pose Boat Pose
Pigeon Pose
Lotus Pose Tree Pose Downward Facing Dog Pose Muscles being strengthened
Flexor digitorum superficialis(arms)
Soleus (leg)
Muscles being stretched
Deltoid (shoulders)
Extensor digitorum communis (hands),
Gastrocnemis (calf),
Trapezuis (back)
Biceps femoris (hamstrings) Bow Pose In bow pose the pectoralis minor (chest), levator scapulae (neck), and serratus anterior (shoulder) muscles are stretched. Also the exterior carpi ulnaris (arm) muscles are strengthened. In standing poses the gastrocnemius (calves), rectus femoris (quadriceps) and biceps femous (hamstrings) muscles are used. Bow Pose
Bridge Pose
Cow Pose
Cobra Pose
Upward-Facing Dog
Plow Pose There are many problems that can happen from incorrect yoga practice and lack of guidance.

Such as:
•knee pain due to tearing of the tendons and ligaments
•back, neck and ankle pain
•biorhythmic imbalance,
•Thinness of adipose tissue
•Becoming unfocused

Reasons for these problems:
•trying to bend any area of the body without proper flexibility
•not warming up before practice
•bending the body beyond its limit of flexibility
•holding the posture for too long Yoga mat – around $15 to $20

Yoga pants- any department store, around $20 No one knows exactly when Yoga began, but it is shown in written history.
Stone carvings found in the Indus Valley dating back 5,000 years or more that showed figures in Yoga positions.
Hinduism incorporated some of the practices of Yoga.
Yoga probably arrived in the United States in the late 1800s, but it did not become widely known until the 1960s.
Many physicians today recommend Yoga practice to patients. A Brighter Outlook- lowers your risks of depression
Aches are erased
Better Sleep
Exercise
You feel calmer In backbend/ Inverted poses the pectoralis minor (chest), biceps femoris (hamstrings), gastrocnemius (calves) and soleus (leg) muscles are a few of the muscles used. In sitting poses the pectoralis major (chest), rectus abdominis (abdominal) and lliopsoas (hip) muscles are just a few of the muscles used. In the tree pose the gastrocnemius (calves), semimembranosus (hamstrings), and tibialis anterior (leg) muscles are strengthened. Also the rectus femoris (quadricep) muscles are stretched.

The muscle movements in the tree pose are rotations in the hips. Rotations are used in the bow pose. The shoulders rotate in this pose. http://www.yogajournal.com/ http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/ Works Cited http://www.livestrong.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmW6Ofblhtk&list=UU-QFhQGiB-WqOjRR98XZrkA&index=48
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