This month’s muscle focus is the Adductor group. We’ll take a look at where they attach in the body, what actions they do, and where they show up in our yoga practice.
There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that whatever the issue, problem, or pain is… it can be coming from a number of different places. Figuring it out isn’t always so easy. We also naturally try to come to some conclusion about what is going on and sometimes wrongly assume that all, in this case, sit bone pain is created equally.
This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the body, what actions it does, and where it shows up in our yoga practice.
There are two answers to the question of whether we should always put our right foot into lotus first? One answer is tradition. The other is anatomical. Check out this question of the month for more details.
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 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.
This month’s muscle of the month focus is on the hamstrings group. The hamstrings are a very powerful group of muscles that extend the hip and flex the knee.
The last three quadriceps muscles are this months muscle(s) of the month. We put them together because these three out of four have similar action and attachments. That is, they are dedicated to the action of straightening the knee (extension).