David explains why a tight psoas muscle might contribute to feeling like you can’t stand up straight after forward bending.
David discusses the key ideas for effectively adjusting utthita hasta padangusthasana. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in this posture.
David explains why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.
David describes the anatomy of what is happening in bhujapidasana and explores techniques for evolving this challenging posture.
David answers the question: What causes abdominal cramps during primary series? He explains why repeated forward bending and dehydration could both contribute to cramps.
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.
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