The Joints

Our bodies have 14 main joints:

  • 2 Ankles and 2 Wrists
    • Moves in 6 directions
      • Up
      • Down
      • Left
      • Right
      • Twist Left
      • Twist Right
  • 2 Elbows and 2 Knees
    • Move in 2 directions
      • Extend
      • Contract
  • 2 Shoulders and 2 Hips
    • Move in 6 directions
      • Up
      • Down
      • Left
      • Right
      • Twist Left
      • Twist Right
  • 1 Neck
    • Move in 6 directions
      • Up
      • Down
      • Left
      • Right
      • Twist Left
      • Twist Right
  • 1 Spine
    • Moves in 6 directions

As we create flows in yoga we want to make sure to activate each joint in each direction at least once.