David explains why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we can work with an idea of length and breath.
David breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.
David explains why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to align the feet. It all depends on your intention.
David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the other. He also shares a tip for binding ardha baddha padmottanasana.
David discusses the key ideas for safely and effectively adjusting triangle pose and revolved triangle. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in this posture.
This month David answers the question, why should we open our hips in yoga and lengthen our hamstrings? David explains why open hips are important for sitting comfortably in the next stage of yoga practice, meditation.
Is supta viarasana really a psoas stretch? David explains the anatomical reasons why the psoas is not necessarily stretched in a yoga posture such as supta virasana.
This month I’m highlighting a unique muscle, the tensor fascia latae along with its related structure, the iliotibial band. This is one of the muscles responsible for abduction at the hip. It can also affect movement at the knee through its connection to the iliotibial band. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
This month I’m highlighting the gluteus maximus muscle. This is a powerful hip extensor. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
This month I’m highlighting the gluteus medius muscle. This is one of the muscles responsible for stabilization and abduction at the hip. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.