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October 7, 2019

Part 10 of 10...Structural anomalies or an orthopedic profile that has maybe changed because of life experiences. These will dictate the posture looming different. Once agin the posture conforms to the person.
The ones that are most significant for down dog will be rea...

October 7, 2019

Just like any pose, lift or technique the pose must adjust to the body. We can only make so many adjustments before the pose, lift or technique just might be thrown out because the risks out way the benefits.
Believe it or not it’s your “simpler” poses like child’s pos...

September 23, 2019

Head and neck position for down dog.
I’ve heard some instructors say “let is dangle”
I’ve heard other instructors say “tuck your chin to look at your feet”
Those are both wrong. Letting your head dangle doesn’t teach your neck how to stabilize the neck against the weig...

September 14, 2019

Supine Hamstring Stretch

In the supine option there are more options to hit different angles of the attachments to be able to emphasize different aspects of the hamstrings. The use of a lumbar support enhances the release

Seated hamstring stretch for the attachments at...

September 14, 2019

Part 7 of the Down Dog series is about the hamstrings, calves and this shitty little muscle right behind the knee.
Several reasons why people want their legs straight in down dog:
-they feel a stretch and it may feel good
-they think their legs are suppose to be straig...

September 4, 2019

If you think stretching your hamstrings is helpful for your down dog THINK again!
Watch the video to find out what you are missing.
It’s not always short and tight hamstrings. Maybe they are long and taut getting tight like a guitar string.
If one side of the joint is...

September 2, 2019

In the first 4 videos I gave a bit of a background as to why someone would have difficulty finding a down dog position. In the previous videos you can start connecting with the concept of the pose conforms to you. That everyone's pose will have similarities and differe...

July 15, 2019

If the person is shifted forwards in their down dog and the gleno-humoral joint (shoulder) is positioned closer to the hands or over the hands, there is a line of force that is going to pass down through and into the floor via the arms and hands.
If I was wanting them...

May 20, 2019

There’s more to downdog than meets the eye! It’s great to start with what the pose looks like for someone who holds the orthopedic profile for it. What do you do for the person that doesn’t have it? You can’t force them? Stretching won’t necessarily get it done. The po...

January 2, 2019

Down Dog and Shoulder Pain Part 2 --Thoracic Extension

In part one of this series I went over briefly the three things I look for in the upper quarter of the body for not only down dog, but this holds true for any time the arms are going over your head. This will be esp...

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