Is yoga practice difference 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.
This month I’m highlighting a unique muscle, the tensor fascia latae along with its related structure, the iliotibial band. This is one of the muscles responsible for abduction at the hip. It can also affect movement at the knee through its connection to the iliotibial band. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
David shares some anatomical reasons for why working with long femurs in handstands and jump throughs might be challenging!
Does yoga practice change as we age? Our survey shows small differences between practice habits and experiences between some age groups, but yoga practice was less different between age groups than you might think!
This month I’m highlighting the gluteus maximus muscle. This is a powerful hip extender. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
Working with eka pada sirsasana (leg behind head) is the subject of this month’s question of the month. David offers some thoughts on that neck pain you’ve been having.
David breaks down two variations on standing forward bend, padagusthasana and pada hastasana. Learn what componenets allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
This month I’m highlighting the gluteus medius muscle. This is one of the muscles responsible for stabilization and abduction at the hip. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.