How can you begin to minimize the load being placed onto the wrist, the passive structures of the shoulders and the neck? There is a concept called ‘Spreading the Floor’. This is a concept not only used in powerlifting and strength conditioning, but I have seen references in yoga books (very few but I have found them). I use this concept all the time and is game changer for people! Especially when taught the intricacies of spreading the floor or in this the mat. You will get
When people are just starting either a yoga program or a fitness program the push up position can be very hard on the wrists, shoulders, neck and low back. When people start in the setup of the high plank or high push up position they may have the strength for the static setup but when it’s time to descend they may lose that stability and do full body sag. This sag at the shoulder places extra stress or the extra load to the wrists, passive structures of the shoulder, the nec
In this short video you will not only see but feel that when you lean forward it begins increases compressive type forces going into the wrist. This is a cue typically given when going from a Hi-lo chaturanga. This is an advanced option and is not ideal to be used in class as the only option. There are too many strength abilities in class for this to be the only option. Why is this cue given? The idea of stacking your joints is the safest place to start. While this is safe wa
This one is short and sweet!! There are so many people that have wrist trouble in not just yoga classes but a lot of fitness classes. The focus on my video series will be in the yoga environment. This is just a little intro into what I will be talking about. You might see how this might carry over into your activity if your activity happens to be something other than yoga. I hope you enjoy this next series! #yoga #streng #strengthandconditioning #wrists #pain #vinyasa
The Importance of a breath hold and why would you do it in yoga or at all. Valsalva maneuver is a momentary breath hold or a bearing down depending on where and why you would be doing this breath. Before I go on to explain I will quickly recap the other two fundamental breaths. The relaxed breath the diaphragm should be moving in 3-dimensional manner. The first 2/3’s of the breath should the rib cage expanding right and left and downward; the last 1/3 would be a slight upward
Pigeon has become a signature pose yoga. It also has become a pose where people can feel if they are not able to get into the full expression of it that they have tight hips and or they feel as though there is something wrong with them. Stretching the posterior portion of the hips does wonders for low back, hip and knee pain.
Why would you not be able to make flexibility gains in the hips? Why is this not the full remedy for your low back, hip or knee pain (even up into the