Pose Breakdown – Twists

Pose Breakdown – Twists

What Are You Twisting And Why? Just recently, in my 300hr YTT, we spent a fair amount of time talking about twists. I usually get asked the same questions and they are all based on “rules” that have been declared such as: Don’t turn the pelvis Do...
Lessons from the Lab – The Knee Joint Capsule

Lessons from the Lab – The Knee Joint Capsule

Anatomy Labs for Yoga Teachers I’m back with another observation from the lab, this time in regards to the knee joint. I’ve talked about the relationship between muscles and joint capsules before; I actually address it in the first few pages of Chapter 6...
Pose Breakdown – Twists

Lessons from the Lab – Ribs and Sternum

Anatomy Labs for Yoga Teachers  I recently spent another week in the lab with another incredible cadaver/teacher. As always, I observed and learned things I’d never noticed before, even though I was revisiting dissections I’ve performed multiple times. How...
Lessons from the Lab – The Knee Joint Capsule

Knee Ligaments Thought Provoker

This post is inspired by the dissection course I led last month. While I have substantial experience in the anatomy lab, being able to direct the curriculum myself is a special privilege I have worked hard to earn. Anatomy Labs for Yoga Teachers If you’ve...
Pose Breakdown – Twists

How Do You Define Overstretching?

Collagen is highly stable. It can be stressed to great degrees, for long periods of time, and yet return to its resting tension. It really makes you wonder what overstretching in a yoga class actually means. What exactly are the parameters? How hard must you stretch,...
Lessons from the Lab – The Knee Joint Capsule

Yoga May Not Be A Magic Pill (5/5)

This blog post is part of a 5-part email campaign I sent out in January 2022.I suggest you read them in order: #1  What’s missing from yoga?#2  Nothing is missing from yoga.#3  The one cue you could lay to rest. #4  Yoga isn’t going anywhere.#5  Yoga may...