In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of standing half-bound lotus. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights into how to evolve it.
This month David answers the question: what’s restricting me in wide-legged forward bend? He explains that the culprits could include adductors, gluteals, and the deep 6 lateral rotators of the hips.
David discusses the key ideas for safely and effectively adjusting standing forward bend. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in this posture.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding low back injuries in yoga.
This month, David answers a question about forward bending. David discusses why we sometimes like to pull the flesh from the sitting bones in forward bend and whether or not doing that is likely to be related to sit bone pain.
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!
Should we be rounding our spine when we do forward bends? Well, do you want a traditional answer or an anatomical answer? Should we touch forehead or chin to shin?
An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can lead to pressure in the SI Joint.
In this question of the month a student asked why there is such an emphasis on forward bending and stretching the hamstrings in modern yoga. You’ll have to watch the video for my answer.
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