Ever wondered what a body looks like while doing yoga? Science Photo Library answers that question with these fascinating x-rays, like this one in the downward-facing dog Pose above or Bakāsana Crane/Crow pose below
~ Galactic Human ~
A visual study/exploration of the body in motion with a focus on yoga poses.
Our goal for this piece was to create a realistic representation of radiological (x-ray) imaging.
Yoga’s forms recreated in X-ray imaging shows the beautiful flow that the body gets into when going into one pose after the other. Although there are no muscles or tendons, the movements give off a sort of flexibility allowing the bone structures to move smoothly and seamlessly through each progression.
It is easy to discern the many benefits of yoga from the direct experience of daily practice in your own life. This video will offer a seldom-seen perspective into some of the most popular asanas, or poses, of traditional yoga. Come along for an epic journey into the full range of motion of a living skeletal system. Observe as the subject transitions fluidly through a sequence of yoga postures.
One awesome benefit of seeing X-ray Yoga is the ability to see how your skeleton aligns itself properly in every pose. Yoga clearly aids in proper skeletal alignment and increased flexibility which helps prevent injuries from other types of physical activities.
Instead of just creating a still image, however, we wanted to combine the beautiful moves of yoga with this new visual approach to bring the full human skeleton to life.
Technical challenges included aspects such as achieving proper bone densities and representing actual bone marrow inside each individual bone.