Our SI joint page includes information on the anatomy of the SI joint, including a current understanding of movement at the SI joint and potential dysfunction, as well as a discussion of the relevance of the SI joint to yoga practice.
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.
How do you know when you might be acquiring an anatomical imbalance from yoga practice? In this post, David discusses aspects of the Ashtanga yoga primary series and how to emphasize the aspects that are right for you.
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.
How Are Practitioners Reporting Yoga Impacts Daily Life? A majority of respondents reported that they changed daily habits as a result of their yoga practice. Yoga impacted their choices with regard to diet, sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and other physical activities.
It can hard to maintain an Ashtanga practice when you don’t have a teacher nearby. In this post, one of David Keil’s long-time students shares her suggestions on how to do an Ashtanga practice without a teacher nearby.
I get lots of questions about how to do yoga practice when you’re injured. In this post, we’ll guide you through choosing appropriate options for yoga practice when you’re experiencing pain or injury.
Understanding the core muscles of the body is essential for any type of movement art. In Yoga it is talked about often but we only scratch the surface when we think of it in terms of muscular effort and strength. It also overlaps with stability, movement, and the esoteric bandhas!
Practicing yoga with back pain is one thing. Practicing yoga with a herniated disc is something completely different! Differentiating between the two is a big guessing game for most yoga teachers. It’s difficult because the symptoms of either back pain or herniated disc overlap.
Here I discuss the recently published article by William J. Broad in the New York Times, titled Women’s Flexibility Is a Liability (in Yoga) which provoked a strong response from many in the yoga community.