Understanding Your Spinal Curves

Understanding Your Spinal Curves

Understanding your spinal curves goes a long way toward helping you comprehend the needs of your yoga practice.  In yoga, we try to diminish the curves of the upper and lower back by moving the spine closer to a neutral position.  An example of this ( when done correctly) and the blueprint for just about… ...
6 STEPS TO PLANK POSE

6 STEPS TO PLANK POSE

Plank is one of the most important and fundamental poses of the yoga practice. You must understand it before attempting more advanced postures like a handstand. In theory, Plank seems relatively easy if you’re able to connect the dots and understand what came before it. Sadly, everyday I watch people end up with unnecessary wrist,… ...
LIFT YOUR KNEECAPS

LIFT YOUR KNEECAPS

I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get students (and at times teachers) to understand the importance of lifting their kneecaps. Coming from a gymnastics background, you learn at a young age what functional anatomy feels like in your body—by virtue of an insane amount of repetitions.  You understand that your practice must be… ...
4 KEYS TO FOOT PLACEMENT IN STANDING POSTURES

4 KEYS TO FOOT PLACEMENT IN STANDING POSTURES

4 KEYS TO FOOT PLACEMENT IN STANDING POSTURES A common misalignment I see in yoga is incorrect foot placement.  If not learned correctly at the foundational level, the issue will follow you around in both standing and balancing postures as well as inversions. Incorrect foot placement will lead to hip and knee pain which often… ...