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Fingers Pointing Away In Purvottanasana?

David Keil Anatomy, Upper Limb, Your Questions 1 Comment

Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advice please. What do you think of purvottanasana with fingers pointing away from the body? I’ve always been taught fingers pointing towards the body. Look forward to hearing from you.

P.S. The question arises because recently one of my students insisted on doing the yoga posture with fingers pointing away as it was easier for her.

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Frozen Shoulder and Yoga – Do They Go Together?

David Keil Anatomy, Upper Limb, Yoga Injuries 3 Comments

Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder is not so simple to answer. Where you are in the stages of frozen shoulder matter a great deal! Please, before self-diagnosing, much less trying to do too deal with it, make sure you get a proper diagnosis and a professional opinion.

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Your Shoulders in Downward Facing Dog

David Keil Anatomy, Upper Limb, Yoga Postures 32 Comments

I think we can all agree about one thing with regard to the shoulders in downward facing dog. None of us like to have our own or see our students shoulders stuck up in our or their ears. How do we get our shoulders out of our ears? In addition what is the effect of this on our elbows, wrists, and hands? Or is it the other way around? Do our hands, wrists and elbows have an effect on our shoulders?