David explains how to work with several different intentions in both the lower body and the upper body when adjusting downward dog.
David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains why the focus should actually be on the wrist.
David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward dog and why it’s important to pay attention to the knees.
David discusses why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for downward dog.
Intention: What is it that we want to communicate to the student in this moment?…and why?
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.
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?
Serratus anterior is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the name mean? Where does it attach? What actions does it do? Read on to find out.
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 think we can all agree about one thing with regard to the shoulders in downward facing dog. None of us like to have our own or see our students shoulders stuck up in our or their ears. How do we get our shoulders out of our ears? In addition what is the effect of this on our elbows, wrists, and hands? Or is it the other way around? Do our hands, wrists and elbows have an effect on our shoulders?