Yoga asanas are often categorized into 'bends' and 'folds'. Backbends, sidebends, forward folds, you get the idea. If we change the vernacular for the type of pose we are coming into can we change our experience in the pose altogether? It's an interesting question that I've been playing around with in my practice and classes … Continue reading Is Your Yoga Practice Affected By Labeling?
While leading yoga teacher trainings in Goa I sometimes feel like a broken record saying 'Maintain a microbend in your knees' or 'bend your knees as much as necessary'. Yet these cues are always pertinent, especially when we understand how the fascia around the knee functions. Oftentimes when coming into a forward fold or standing … Continue reading Yoga And Your Knees: Bend Them If You Please
Fascia not only joins the structures in our bodies together, it distributes force and shock, can contract, affects our posture, and is key to getting rid of chronic pain.