Balance Poses: (Please) Bend Your Damn Knee

A bent knee, is a strong knee.  Has anyone ever told you that before?  I'd wager that this is probably your first time hearing that. When it comes to Balance Poses (like Dancer's, Half Moon, Warrior 3 etc) You've likely been instructed to straighten your leg or "microbend your knee."   These are really common cues, … Continue reading Balance Poses: (Please) Bend Your Damn Knee

Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Let's talk about one of the grooviest areas of your body: the outside edge, your lateral lines. This kinetic chain of muscles/ligaments/tendons is responsible for your movement side to side hence the reason why it's often called your "Fish Lines." Your Lateral Lines are also HUGE when it comes to stability. I know what you are … Continue reading Lateral Lines Part I: Legs & Hip Anatomy & Dysfunction

Active Tree Pose: Hip Stability & Balance

Today I'll be breaking down another great pose for hip stability, Active Tree. Chances are you have taken Tree Pose before, it's a great pose for single leg balance, plus it's a very aesthetically pleasing pose of choice for many on Instagram. Real quick explanation of the Biomechanics involved in Active Tree: Active Tree is all about … Continue reading Active Tree Pose: Hip Stability & Balance

Yoga Injuries: Headstand more like Nope-Stand

If you know me you probably know that there are two poses that I refuse to teach in group Yoga.  One of those is "sleeping butt pigeon," which I've done a whole extensive series on how sleeping pigeon can injure your hip.  (Here's a quick link to Part I). The the other pose is the most … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Headstand more like Nope-Stand