If you can’t yet do a wide-armed push-up, then why feel frustrated over Chaturanga?? Learn about basic exercise science and why alignment just isn’t enough to make your Chaturanga any better. Instead, learn the proven steps to strengthening your shoulder, chest, back and core to reduce injury and increase sustainability in your home yoga practice!
Why are you told to “relax the glutes” in Cobra Pose? Moreso, why aren’t you cued to use them at all in backbends like Bridge Pose and Wheel? This is a key question to ask yourself when glutes are the major muscle group needed to support your lower back. Pin now, practice variations of Cobra and Bridge later!
Why are “Hip Openers” used so much in a yoga class? Why is this term really a misnomer? Read my interview with Dr. Garrett Neill about external vs internal rotation of the hips, and why sitting for extended periods of time without balanced standing/walking would benefit from less hip openers with more internal rotation!