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.
Latissimus Dorsi is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the name mean? Where does it attach? What actions does it do? Read on to find out.
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.
Serratus anterior is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the name mean? Where does it attach? What actions does it do? Read on to find out.
A reader submitted a question asking what those popping sounds are when practicing yoga. Are there different types? What does each type mean? Should I be worried? I answered in this video post.
Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder is not so simple to answer. Where you are in the stages of frozen shoulder matter a great deal! Please, before self-diagnosing, much less trying to do too deal with it, make sure you get a proper diagnosis and a professional opinion.
The subscapularis is the last of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff group and is the most powerful of the four. We have already covered the other three muscle in this group, the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, and the teres minor in previous posts.
As we continue with the rotator cuff muscles, infraspinatus and teres minor are this month’s muscles of the month. We put them together based on their function, external rotation of the shoulder.
Supraspinatus is this month’s muscle of the month. This simple abductor of the shoulder joint is also the most commonly injured of the four rotator cuff muscles. Check out this simple explanation of the muscle and its function.
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.