Today we'll demystify and breakdown "Tight Hamstrings." It's a common diagnosis among a lot of people. You've probably heard of it or suffered from it at one point as it often keeps you from folding forward and touching your toes. Hamstrings are a bit more complicated than they seem. They can actually be both "tight" and "not tight" at the … Continue reading Are Your Hamstrings Actually Tight?
You breathe about 17,000 to 30,000 times a day. Needless to say, breathing is one of the most important movements you make every single moment! Improper breathing can lead to a wealth of biomechanical problems. Sitting is usually the source of our faulty breathing patterns since it impairs the diaphragm and also makes it hard … Continue reading Crocodile Bridge Pose
Kind of a weird question right? We understand what the word means, we can even demonstrate it quite easily, and we know it feels pretty damn good... But can you actually describe it? It's kind of baffling huh? Well let's take a good look at stretching today then! We're going to look at: Local Components … Continue reading What is Stretching?
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
With my previous few posts focused on the Thoracic spine and it's mobility (how it moves, and how to restore it), it's about time that I talk about a very common postural epidemic: Troll Posture That's at least what I jokingly call the hunched over, rounded and internally rotated position that we scroll and swipe through our … Continue reading Anatomy of a Modern Day Human: Troll Posture