David explains why there is not one right alignment in chaturanga. He explains why some common cues for alignment in chaturanga don’t work for everyone.
David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
Researchers found that some yoga postures show promise for use as a preventative therapy to stabilize the scapula and potentially prevent shoulder dysfunction.
This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these two movements and explains why either could be the right choice, depending on the situation.
This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for distinguishing between anatomical restriction and muscular tightness in the shoulder girdle.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding shoulder injuries in yoga and chaturanga injury.
This month’s muscle is Pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it does, and how it comes into play in our yoga practice.
This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this condition? David gives some guidelines for yoga practice in the three stages of frozen shoulder.
This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades winging off the back and how do you create a strong shoulder girdle?