In this article, David explores the anatomy of marichyasana D. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve it.
David explains from an anatomical perspective why breathing in twists can feel so challenging! Learn how you can evolve your twists and breathe easier.
When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners regarding low back injuries in yoga.
Yoga twisting and disk herniations is the topic of this question of the month. David gives some guidelines for how to test and modify twisting postures in yoga when you or a student has a disk herniation.
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.
There are other possibilities for hip pinching. Please also read Is Yoga Tearing Labrums? [/alert]
Hip pinching can show up in parvrita parsvakonasana, ardha matsayendrasana, marichyasana C, or other twists. The sensation is anything from mild discomfort to an ice pick sensation in the front and inside of the pelvis. The most common description however is that it seems as though something is getting “pinched.” Others describe it as a “stabbing” pain.