This month David answers the question: Should I do setu bandhasana? David explains how other postures prepare the body for setu bandhasana and when you might not want to do it at all.
In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of utthita hasta padangusthasana. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights into how to evolve it.
David discusses the key ideas for safely and effectively adjusting standing forward bend. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in this posture.
This month David answers the question: How should I work with SI joint pain in warrior 1? David describes how you can change the position of the body to direct less pressure into the SI joints in warrior 1.
David breaks down parsvottanasana or intense side-stretching pose. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in this posture. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve this pose over time.
This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these two movements and explains why either could be the right choice, depending on the situation.
David breaks down variations of standing wide-legged forward bend. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in different versions of this posture. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve this pose over time.
This month David answers the question: How do I fix a flat back in poses like garbha pindasana? David shares some suggestions for distinguishing between anatomical and technique-related reasons for having difficulty rounding the low back. For those working on technique, he offers some pointers to evolve the pose.
This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for distinguishing between anatomical restriction and muscular tightness in the shoulder girdle.
How do you know when it’s time to add poses in the Ashtanga intermediate series? In this post, David discusses the relationships between aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary and intermediate sequences and how to use that information to decide when beginning the Ashtanga intermediate series is right for you.