Episode 160: The Science of Stretching (and Strength!)
Join us today as Jules Mitchell, author of “Yoga Biomechanics: Stretching Redefined”, explains how the understanding of biomechanics transformed the way that she teaches yoga asana. She breaks downs the importance of thinking more critically around yoga asana, movement, stretching, and strengthening and the importance of bearing load on connective tissues when it comes to injury prevention.
Here are some Highlights:
- Learn the pros and cons of doing a physical yoga practice (yoga postures).
- Understand how being flexible may be less advantageous than being stiff.
- Passive vs. active stretching: learn when one more appropriate than the other.
- For yoga teachers, how does understanding load make you a better informed teacher.