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.
David answers a question about how to work backbends with scoliosis. He shares some tips for focusing on the hip flexors to evolve your backbend.
David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the other. He also shares a tip for binding ardha baddha padmottanasana.
David answers the question: What causes abdominal cramps during primary series? He explains why repeated forward bending and dehydration could both contribute to cramps.
David answers the question: How do I self-treat sit bone pain and obturator internus? He explains that sit bone pain can originate from many different sources.
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.