3-D Yoga App

In writing anatomy and physiology posts for you all here on the blog, I have gone in search of new tools to help me provide information to you.

In the first post, I shared the two books that I use most frequently to learn about anatomy and physiology in yoga. In this post, I would like to share with you the app that I recently found that has been neatly changed how I study yoga poses on the anatomical level.

In this post, I would like to share the app that I recently found that has changed how I study yoga poses on the anatomical level.

3-D Yoga App

Currently, the 3-D yoga app is only available through iTunes. I have no idea if it will ever come to android devices which is disappointing to me as I have an android phone.

You can download this app onto your iPad, iPad Pro, or your iPhone. For what the app gives you, the $3.99 price tag is a great deal!

In the app, you will find a list of standing poses, arm balances, seeded poses, inversions, and backbends. Each pose is presented in an anatomically correct illustration of the human form. Along the outside edge of the illustration, you will find notes about the area of the body it is pointing to.  You can click on the notes for more details.

The best part about this app is not the 3-D add-on that you can purchase within the app, but it is the paragraph below the illustration.

The paragraph below each illustration gives you detailed instructions on how to perform the pose and what your muscles are doing.   This includes notes on which muscles are lengthening, shortening, and stabilizing.

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You can click on the tab that says lengthening, shortening, or stabilizing, and it will highlight all of the muscles that are performing that action. These diagrams are color-coded, so there will be no confusion as to which muscles are doing what.

This application combined with the two books listed below would make it excellent home study course for yoga anatomy.

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I do hope that you have enjoyed this post and have found it informative.

If you have used this application or have read either of these books, please leave a comment below to let me know how you got on with it all.

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