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?
I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders be? Explore downward facing dog and find the right patterns for your body.
The Triceps Brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s also our muscle of the month. Where does it attach? What actions does it do? Which postures is it involved in?
So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex question, but, it’s very simply written. What are the exact muscles you are engaging to do a crow or crane press to handstand?
The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual, I give my response and nothing is ever as simple as it might seem.
Teres Major is this month’s muscle of the month. Get information on where this muscle is, where it attaches, it’s function and where it shows up in your yoga practice!