This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing that elbow pain and how do you work with it?
What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice? This is the second post that lays out the basic data we collected yoga survey. As it turns out people reported a wide range of benefits from their yoga practice.
The Yoga Anatomy Research Project (YARP) – This first post lays out the fundamental information that we gathered. It is our intention to use this data to inform the yoga community at large about people’s experience of practicing yoga asana. Further, we will start to build correlations between basic information such as age, time of practice and the reported outcomes from the practice.
There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that whatever the issue, problem, or pain is… it can be coming from a number of different places. Figuring it out isn’t always so easy. We also naturally try to come to some conclusion about what is going on and sometimes wrongly assume that all, in this case, sit bone pain is created equally.
This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the body, what actions it does, and where it shows up in our yoga practice.
Intention: What is it that we want to communicate to the student in this moment?…and why?
There are two answers to the question of whether we should always put our right foot into lotus first? One answer is tradition. The other is anatomical. Check out this question of the month for more details.
I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders be? Explore downward facing dog and find the right patterns for your body.
The Triceps Brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s also our muscle of the month. Where does it attach? What actions does it do? Which postures is it involved in?
So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex question, but, it’s very simply written. What are the exact muscles you are engaging to do a crow or crane press to handstand?