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.
David answers a question about the possible mechanisms for what happens when we stretch in yoga with the intention to increase range of motion.
David explains why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight in navasana.
David summarized research which reviewed a group of smaller studies and reported that yoga can help manage the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
David answers the question: Should you do other exercise besides yoga? He explains why yoga offers some kinds of exercise benefits, but not others.
David answers a question about how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back. He explains why a strong serratus anterior is important for stabilizing the scapulae and shoulders when jumping through and back.
David summarizes research which suggests that a simple maternity yoga practice reduces stress and improves sleep during pregnancy.
David explains why there is not one right alignment in chaturanga. He explains why some common cues for alignment in chaturanga don’t work for everyone.
David explains when other muscles might contribute to a winged scapula and how you can use sun salutations to strengthen serratus anterior.
David summarizes research which suggests that activity by the parasympathetic nervous system, specifically the vagal nerve, is involved when we see the beneficial heart rate variability increase that occurs at low breathing rates like the type of breathing rates that would occur in yogic breathing practices.