David summarizes recent research which evaluates the effects of two pranayama techniques. Researchers found the pranayama techniques did not cool the body.
In this guest post, a long-time student of David’s gives suggestions of things to consider when practicing yoga during your menstrual cycle.
David describes anatomically what happens when we are in jalandhara bandha position and he explains how jalandhara bandha can help us focus on breathing in our yoga practice.
David offers suggestions for how to modify triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana after meniscus surgery in the knee. Explore options for gentle knee rehabilitation while maintaining a yoga practice.
David summarizes research that measured muscle activation in yoga postures. There were differences in muscle use among postures and between the sexes.
David explains, anatomically, which muscles are key for initiating the challenging lift up and jump back transition in vinyasa styles of yoga.
David explains why developing strength in serratus anterior and shoulder girdle stability is important whether you land in chaturanga or plank.
David explains that belly breathing and breathing with bandhas create two different qualities. He shares why breathing with bandhas is a technique just for practice, not one to use in daily life.
David explains how to work with several different intentions in both the lower body and the upper body when adjusting downward dog.
David explains the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. He shares that, while often challenging, lotus pose is anatomically possible.