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Sensational Yoga Poses

Experience your body, understand it, connect with it

Muscle driven sensation (the making of sensational yoga poses)

The "sensational" in sensational yoga poses refers to the sensations that are driven by your muscles. They include muscle sensation, connective tissue tension, skin contact and pressure.

These are the sensations that can help you use your body more effectively in anything that you do while at the same time helping you to become present and actually enjoy the experience of your body.

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The table of contents below link to different parts of this page. Use the heading links that are underlined in red to return to this TOC.





Tips on making balance a general skill (versus activity specific).


Getting into the flow

I've included a more detailed explanation of the flow, and it's opposite mind-state in my book Know to Flow. A large part of this book is about learning more efficiently, and also, how you can implement flow while learning to make learning almost anything more enjoyable.

Yoga poses

For an easier to navigate set of yoga pose links use the TOC on the yoga poses page.

(You can also get to this via the "yoga poses" link in the "main menu".)

Yoga pose basics

Sensational Anatomy

Sensational yoga anatomy is anatomy that is relevant to the practice of yoga, movement in general and proprioception. It deals mainly with muscles, bones, connective tissue and joints and in particular keeping joints lubricated.


Strength training via body weight and yoga poses, and the occasional kettlebell exercise.


For an easier to navigate set of "flexibility" links, use the TOC on the yoga for flexibility page.

(You can also get this via "flexibility" link in the "main menu".)

Flexibility basics

Ribcage and Abdomen

The transverse abdominis

The lower back

The lower back page includes links to articles on the SI Joints as well as the lower part of the ribcage. If you want to strengthen your lower back, improve flexibility, or deal with low back pain, it helps to have a thorough understanding of all of these and how they relate.

The SI Joint

The thoracolumbar fascia

The Bandhas

The hip joint

The hip joint page includes links to articles on the hip joint. This includes anatomy, how to exercise the hip joints and how to keep them lubricated which is especially important if you want your hips to last you a life time.

The psoas


The hip flexors

The hamstrings

The knee joint

The knees page includes links to articles on knee anatomy as well as exercises for the knees and tips for dealing with knee pain.

There is a set of muscles that could be called "the long foot muscles" that tie together actions of the foot, ankle and shin. These muscles can even affect heel stability. In addition, these muscles, and the as yet to be written about "long toe muscles" can all be used for better foot control in general as well as for dealing with collapsed arches.

These same muscles can also be important when dealing with knee and hip issues. They can also aid in improving flexibility of the ankles, knees and hips.

Shoulders and Arms

The shoulders and arms page focuses on the shoulders and arms as well as the ribcage.

Dance of Shiva

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