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.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
David questions why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and explains why our leg proportions can make that unlikely.
David describes the anatomy of what is happening in garbha pindasana and kukkutasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.
David discusses why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for downward dog.
David explains why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we can work with an idea of length and breath.
David breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.