This month I’m highlighting the deep six lateral rotators. The deep six lateral rotators are a powerful group of muscles that move the hip. Take a look at where these muscles attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
Yoga twisting and disk herniations is the topic of this question of the month. David gives some guidelines for how to test and modify twisting postures in yoga when you or a student has a disk herniation.
This month’s muscle is Pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it does, and how it comes into play in our yoga practice.
How Are Practitioners Reporting Yoga Impacts Daily Life? A majority of respondents reported that they changed daily habits as a result of their yoga practice. Yoga impacted their choices with regard to diet, sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and other physical activities.
This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this condition? David gives some guidelines for yoga practice in the three stages of frozen shoulder.
Injuries In Yoga Adjustments: What Are Practitioners Experiencing? Most respondents reported experiencing hands-on adjustments as “Very Helpful” and did not report getting injured while receiving an adjustment. A small percentage of respondents reported an injury while being adjusted, primarily in poses that put pressure into tenuous structures in the body, like the knee joint or in proximal attachment of the hamstrings.
This month’s muscle is sartorius. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it does, and where it shows up in our yoga practice.
It can hard to maintain an Ashtanga practice when you don’t have a teacher nearby. In this post, one of David Keil’s long-time students shares her suggestions on how to do an Ashtanga practice without a teacher nearby.
This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades winging off the back and how do you create a strong shoulder girdle?
When jumping forward in sun salutations, we are really jumping up and forward. We have to resist gravity with the shoulder girdle and move from our center of gravity to find this movement.