The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual, I give my response and nothing is ever as simple as it might seem.
What’s the difference between the “fuzz” and scar tissue? This month I answered this question submitted through the website.
Should we be rounding our spine when we do forward bends? Well, do you want a traditional answer or an anatomical answer? Should we touch forehead or chin to shin?
An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can lead to pressure in the SI Joint.
In this Question of the Month a student ask: A student asks: Do I have a “trapped nerve”? I give my answer and put the question into context. There seems to be an assumption that it is a trapped nerve.
In this Question of the Month a student asks: “How much muscular engagement do we need in yoga?” It’s a tricky question. Depending on the style of yoga, they may ask for different amounts. The question goes deeper though…
In this question of the month a student asked why there is such an emphasis on forward bending and stretching the hamstrings in modern yoga. You’ll have to watch the video for my answer.
In this question of the month a student asked about Labral Tears for her existing population of students. Labral tears have been on the rise in the yoga community and there are a few factors we should keep in mind.
I currently have left medial knee pain when attempting full lotus pose so for now I only take things as far as half lotus pose. (Smart). When I lay on my back with knees bent, I am able to bring my right foot to half lotus then slowly bring my left foot into full lotus. I feel no pain in supine full lotus but only a slightly tighter left knee.
Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advice please. What do you think of purvottanasana with fingers pointing away from the body? I’ve always been taught fingers pointing towards the body. Look forward to hearing from you.
P.S. The question arises because recently one of my students insisted on doing the yoga posture with fingers pointing away as it was easier for her.