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.
This month, David answers a question about whether you should open your knees for lotus? You shouldn’t, you should focus on your hips. When it comes to lotus he suggests that opening the hips with preparation postures can be very beneficial.
This month, David answers a question about body proportions and the vinyasa transition: jump through/jump back. Is it true that your arms are too short to jump through?
This month, David answers a question about forward bending. David discusses why we sometimes like to pull the flesh from the sitting bones in forward bend and whether or not doing that is likely to be related to sit bone pain.
This month, David answers a question from Mort about butt pain and sciatica. While pain in the gluteals is sometimes related to sciatica, David talks about another possible cause of gluteal pain, trigger points.
Should the knees go past the ankle or toes? We hear this all the time in yoga classes but why is it true, or why should we even worry about this? Find out! This month, David answers the question: “Should the knee ever go past the ankle in warrior pose?”
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.
David shares some anatomical reasons for why working with long femurs in handstands and jump throughs might be challenging!