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 explains why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight in navasana.
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 key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
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 explains why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that hip range of motion in yoga may exceed the recommended end-range for those who have a recent hip replacement.
In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to evolve it.
David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.