This month, David answers a question about forward bending. David discusses why we sometimes like to pull the flesh from the sitting bones in forward bend and whether or not doing that is likely to be related to sit bone pain.
Hamstring injuries are prevalent in yoga. In our survey, we found some very interesting relationships between forward bends and hamstring injuries. The data may surprise you!
There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that whatever the issue, problem, or pain is… it can be coming from a number of different places. Figuring it out isn’t always so easy. We also naturally try to come to some conclusion about what is going on and sometimes wrongly assume that all, in this case, sit bone pain is created equally.
This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the body, what actions it does, and where it shows up in our yoga practice.
In part 3 of the Sun Salutation series we look at the forward fold that happens after you raise your arms in the air. Should we bend the knees or not?
I want to share with you an exercise that I regularly do with students who are dealing with achy hamstrings and/or mild sit bone pain. This could be as a result of an earlier hamstring “tear” or general aggravation due to muscular imbalances.
I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At that time Patricia had recently “pulled a hamstring”. Her major symptom was sit bone pain (sit bone = ischial tuberosity) when folding forward, secondary was that it would also hurt when sitting for long periods, especially in the car. I saw her just a couple of weeks ago and she still had the same pain.