David breaks down two variations on standing forward bend, padagusthasana and pada hastasana. Learn what componenets allow or restrict access to these postures. Understand what patterns can be established to evolve these poses over time.
This month I’m highlighting the gluteus medius muscle. This is one of the muscles responsible for stabilization and abduction at the hip. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what actions it does, and how it is used in yoga practice.
David shares his approaches to working with ankle pain in half lotus. Find out what might be causing your ankle pain and how to evolve your half lotus without 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!
This month I’m highlighting the deep six lateral rotators. The deep six lateral rotators are a powerful group of muscles that move the hip. Take a look at where these muscles attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
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.
This month’s muscle is Pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it does, and how it comes into play in our yoga practice.
How Are Practitioners Reporting Yoga Impacts Daily Life? A majority of respondents reported that they changed daily habits as a result of their yoga practice. Yoga impacted their choices with regard to diet, sleep patterns, alcohol consumption, smoking habits, and other physical activities.
This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this condition? David gives some guidelines for yoga practice in the three stages of frozen shoulder.
Injuries In Yoga Adjustments: What Are Practitioners Experiencing? Most respondents reported experiencing hands-on adjustments as “Very Helpful” and did not report getting injured while receiving an adjustment. A small percentage of respondents reported an injury while being adjusted, primarily in poses that put pressure into tenuous structures in the body, like the knee joint or in proximal attachment of the hamstrings.