David explains why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight in navasana.
David answers a question about how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back. He explains why a strong serratus anterior is important for stabilizing the scapulae and shoulders when jumping through and back.
David explains when other muscles might contribute to a winged scapula and how you can use sun salutations to strengthen serratus anterior.
David answers a question about how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae. He explains how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles in the body and reminds us that strengthening is not always the answer.
David answers a question about what it means to practice through pain and whether you should ever practice through pain in yoga.
David explains why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.
David explains why getting the shoulders deeply through the legs and then lifting the body off the floor are the first two steps for those wondering how to do bhujapidasana.
David explains why over-stretching connective tissue along the spine might contribute to feeling a burning sensation in the lower back after forward bending.
David explains why a tight psoas muscle might contribute to feeling like you can’t stand up straight after forward bending.
David explains why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.