This month David answers the question: Should you contract or relax the glutes in urdhva dhanurasana? He explains why the answer should always be specific to the student.
This month David answers the question: Should I do setu bandhasana? David explains how other postures prepare the body for setu bandhasana and when you might not want to do it at all.
This month David answers the question: what’s restricting me in wide-legged forward bend? He explains that the culprits could include adductors, gluteals, and the deep 6 lateral rotators of the hips.
This month David answers the question, why should we open our hips in yoga and lengthen our hamstrings? David explains why open hips are important for sitting comfortably in the next stage of yoga practice, meditation.
This month David answers the question: What are the risks of hyperextending the knees in dandasana? David explains why there is usually little risk to the knees from hyperextension in dandasana.
This month David answers the question: How should I work with SI joint pain in warrior 1? David describes how you can change the position of the body to direct less pressure into the SI joints in warrior 1.
This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these two movements and explains why either could be the right choice, depending on the situation.
This month, David responds to the question: How do I work with a long torso and short femurs? David highlights the importance of not trying to compare our expression of a posture with someone else. Each person’s posture will look different because we each have a different body.
This month David answers the question: How do I fix a flat back in poses like garbha pindasana? David shares some suggestions for distinguishing between anatomical and technique-related reasons for having difficulty rounding the low back. For those working on technique, he offers some pointers to evolve the pose.
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.