How Do You Know When to Add Poses in the Ashtanga Primary Series? In this post, David shares what he considers to be the signs that you are ready to add the next pose.
Is supta viarasana really a psoas stretch? David explains the anatomical reasons why the psoas is not necessarily stretched in a yoga posture such as supta virasana.
David shares some anatomical reasons for why working with long femurs in handstands and jump throughs might be challenging!
David breaks down two variations on standing forward bend, padagusthasana and pada hastasana. Learn what components allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
Hamstring injuries are prevalent in yoga. In our survey, we found some very interesting relationships between forward bends and hamstring injuries. The data may surprise you!
When jumping forward in sun salutations, we are really jumping up and forward. We have to resist gravity with the shoulder girdle and move from our center of gravity to find this movement.
I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders be? Explore downward facing dog and find the right patterns for your body.
So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex question, but, it’s very simply written. What are the exact muscles you are engaging to do a crow or crane press to handstand?
The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual, I give my response and nothing is ever as simple as it might seem.
Transitioning from Up Dog to Down Dog can be as simple as flipping your feet. Why not take advantage of this movement and develop a pattern that leads you to move from the core of your body?