David breaks down triangle and revolved triangle 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 from Mort about butt pain and sciatica. While pain in the gluteals is sometimes related to sciatica, David talks about another possible cause of gluteal pain, trigger points.
How do you know when you might be acquiring an anatomical imbalance from yoga practice? In this post, David discusses aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary series and how to emphasize the aspects that are right for you.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for knee injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding knee injuries in yoga and injuries in lotus-type postures.
This month David is highlighting the scalene muscles. They work to stabilize and move the neck. They also assist as secondary respiratory muscles! Take a look at where these muscle attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
Should the knees go past the ankle or toes? We hear this all the time in yoga classes but why is it true, or why should we even worry about this? Find out! This month, David answers the question: “Should the knee ever go past the ankle in warrior pose?”
How Do You Know When to Add Poses in the Ashtanga Primary Series? In this post, David shares what he considers to be the signs that you are ready to add the next pose.
Is yoga practice different between genders? Our survey shows more similarities than differences in yoga practice experience between genders!
This month David is highlighting the sternoleidomastoid (SCM) muscles in the neck. These muscles are important for both stabilization and movement of the neck. Take a look at where these muscle attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
Is supta viarasana really a psoas stretch? David explains the anatomical reasons why the psoas is not necessarily stretched in a yoga posture such as supta virasana.