When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding low back injuries in yoga.
This month David is highlighting the diaphragm muscle. Take a look at where this very unique muscle attaches, what action it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
Our SI joint page includes information on the anatomy of the SI joint, including a current understanding of movement at the SI joint and potential dysfunction, as well as a discussion of the relevance of the SI joint to yoga practice.
This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for distinguishing between anatomical restriction and muscular tightness in the shoulder girdle.
This month David is highlighting the transverse abdominis muscle. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what action it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
How do you know when it’s time to add poses in the Ashtanga intermediate series? In this post, David discusses the relationships between aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary and intermediate sequences and how to use that information to decide when beginning the Ashtanga intermediate series is right for you.
This month, David answers a question about whether you should open your knees for lotus? You shouldn’t, you should focus on your hips. When it comes to lotus he suggests that opening the hips with preparation postures can be very beneficial.
This month David is highlighting the rectus abdominis muscles. Take a look at where these abdominal muscles attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
David breaks down side angle and revolved side angle pose. Learn what components allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
This month, David answers a question about body proportions and the vinyasa transition: jump through/jump back. Is it true that your arms are too short to jump through?