Hey yogis, your spinal cord is showing.
We stumbled upon a video (made by Hybrid Medical Animation a few months ago) that hits the right note, today: It combines a graceful yoga flow (in honor of National Yoga Month) with a skeleton simulation — because we’re already excited for Halloween, obviously.
This x-ray animation of a body in motion is a breathtaking intersection of exercise, science, and art. The imagery of a skeleton performing asanas found in a typical yoga class — including tree, crow, and a backbend poses — showcases yoga in a way we've never seen before. (Take that, naked yoga.) It also serves as a de facto anatomy lesson. And, from all of us who are still working on our balance, we appreciate the virtual skeleton’s tree-pose wobble.
This isn’t the only Hybrid Medical Animation video we're loving right now. The group has also brilliantly illustrated a synaptic transmission, and showed how muscles (specifically the bicep of NFL player Cam Newton) use carbohydrates and fat as fuel during exercise.
You heard it here first: Yoga isn't "just" stretching. It's a workout, and it's pretty B-B-B-bad to the bone.