David describes anatomically what happens when we are in jalandhara bandha position and he explains how jalandhara bandha can help us focus on breathing in our yoga practice.
David explains, anatomically, which muscles are key for initiating the challenging lift up and jump back transition in vinyasa styles of yoga.
David explains the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. He shares that, while often challenging, lotus pose is anatomically possible.
David answers a question about the possible mechanisms for what happens when we stretch in yoga with the intention to increase range of motion.
David explains why there is not one right alignment in chaturanga. He explains why some common cues for alignment in chaturanga don’t work for everyone.
David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains why the focus should actually be on the wrist.
David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward dog and why it’s important to pay attention to the knees.
David questions the common verbal cue to tuck the tailbone in yoga postures such as utkatasana and warrior 1.
David explains how he uses the knowledge of muscles, their attachments, and their actions, to help students in their yoga practice.
David explains why you should know your muscles. He discusses the benefits of learning the attachments and actions of your muscles.