David explains the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. He shares that, while often challenging, lotus pose is anatomically possible.
David explains why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight in navasana.
David answers a question about how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae. He explains how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles in the body and reminds us that strengthening is not always the answer.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
David answers a question about what it means to practice through pain and whether you should ever practice through pain in yoga.
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 questions the common verbal cue to tuck the tailbone in yoga postures such as utkatasana and warrior 1.
David summarizes recent research that suggests that hip range of motion in yoga may exceed the recommended end-range for those who have a recent hip replacement.
In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to evolve it.
David questions why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and explains why our leg proportions can make that unlikely.