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 explains when other muscles might contribute to a winged scapula and how you can use sun salutations to strengthen serratus anterior.
David explains why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.
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.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding shoulder injuries in yoga and chaturanga injury.
This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades winging off the back and how do you create a strong shoulder girdle?
In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into chaturanga dandasana after jumping or stepping back. As usual, we want to set up patterns that help us evolve in our practice.
Wrist pain in yoga is fairly common. There are many considerations when evaluating pain and/or injury of the wrist during a yoga practice. The first things to investigate are the student’s personal circumstances surrounding the wrist pain or problems.
I hear it in so many workshops. Chaturanga hurt my shoulder! As if chaturanga is a living breathing entity that has the ability to raise up and hurt people. Actually, I hear this about many things, whether they are postures or methods. In other words as an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga teacher I hear that Ashtanga injures people. What can I say, its human nature to blame something or someone else. As if a posture or method actually does something to us.