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 Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

I'd like to share with you guys some really cool things that have emerged ever since my yoga community adopted Active Pigeon pose and began to shy away from Sleeping Pigeon. It started here 4 months ago (wow right?!) when I first presented the case against Sleeping Pigeon pose inhibiting the deep stabilizers of the hip … Continue reading Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga

Depending on who you ask Sciatica can mean a lot of different things.  Some people have a "Sciatica area" of their thigh.  Others believe that any time their back hurts, it's sciatica to blame. So is it an area of the thigh?  Is it back pain? Kiiiiinda, but not really Sciatica or Sciatic Neuritis is quite … Continue reading Sciatica & Piriformis Syndrome: Condition Breakdown w/ Corrective Yoga

Twists Part 2: Counter-Twist Your Yoga Twists

I'm going to come right out and say it, I'm really really really really excited to share this with you.  The past few weeks I've been playing around and experimenting with the Twist breakdown you're about to learn and experience today.  All the prior articles I have been posting have been leading up to this … Continue reading Twists Part 2: Counter-Twist Your Yoga Twists

Twists Part 1: Where Should We Twist?

  Hello friends! I've got some fun game-changing information to share with you!  It's all about our favorite, twisting postures.  Trust me, you've never twisted like this before, nor will you be able to twist any other way after. I hope you're ready to boogie Over the next two articles I'll be introducing you to … Continue reading Twists Part 1: Where Should We Twist?

Yoga Pose Breakdown: Active Pigeon

Here's the quick guide to both performing and mastering Active Pigeon Pose. Sanskrit: Sakriya Kapotasana Sakriya - Active Kapotasana - Pigeon Goal/Intention: To engage the superficial and deep muscles of the hips and pelvis.  This aids in hip/pelvic stability and balance. Instruction: From Downward Dog, lift one of your legs and shift your torso forward … Continue reading Yoga Pose Breakdown: Active Pigeon

Get to Know Your Butt

Admit it, you clicked on this article because that inner 3rd grader we all have inside us giggled at the word butt, and then got curious.  That's good because that child-like curiosity has led you to a very interesting article on everyone's favorite: The BUTT For many this fleshy piece of mass behind your pelvis is … Continue reading Get to Know Your Butt

Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part III: Soooo Now What?

Congrats!  You made it to Part III, the final installation of this rather lengthy journey detailing the hidden dangers of one of our favorite poses, Sleeping Pigeon.  Even though your brain may feel taxed, know that your hips will forever thank you for it. First, here's a quick recap of the main points on Part … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part III: Soooo Now What?

Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part II: Community Dogma & Alternatives

Hello again everyone!  Welcome to Part II of my Yoga Injuries series specifically focusing on Sleeping/Half Pigeon.  In case you missed it Part I was where I connected all the dots which led to the conclusion that folding forward in Pigeon pose destabilized your hip and allowed the weight of your torso to further grind … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part II: Community Dogma & Alternatives