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.
David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains why the focus should actually be on the wrist.
David answers a question about how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae. He explains how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles in the body and reminds us that strengthening is not always the answer.
Researchers suggest that yoga affects brain structure and function. Yoga practitioners had greater hippocampus tissue volume and prefrontal cortex activity.
David discusses how the bandhas could be understood as physical, energetic, metaphorical and as an object of meditation. Bandhas are a multilayered concept.
David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages of this posture.
David answers a question about what it means to practice through pain and whether you should ever practice through pain in yoga.