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Yoga Anatomy: Agonist & Antagonist Muscle Groups

When you bring the hand toward the shoulder, the biceps is the agonist muscle and the triceps is the antagonist muscle. In the last newsletter, we discussed the elements of alignment. I hope that you have had the opportunity to focus on your alignment both in and out of the hot room. Alignment is such an important part of you practice and of your life! This time, we'll talk about agonist and antagonist muscle groups. For almost every major movement in the body, there is an agonist and antagonist muscle involved. The agonist muscle is the primary mover involved. Usually…
Jodi Chmielewski
November 1, 2014