Posts Tagged "healthy hips"

Triangle Pose Challenges the Sacrum – Part 3

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Triangle Pose Challenges the Sacrum – Part 3

The Importance of Pose Alignment Triangle pose or Trikonasana challenges students with Sacro-illiac joint problems in a big way, as it is difficult to get enough rotation and depth on the front leg to allow the sacrum to tip sufficiently to avoid strain. One also needs to have a certain degree of tone in the lower abdomen to support the sacrum from the front of the pelvis. Remember the principles of yoga. If you find this pose creates negative pain either when in the pose or just after performing the pose, then it is best to leave it alone until you are able to build more tone in the...

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Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Downward Facing Dog Helps Stabilize Welcome to Part 2 of Stabilizing your Sacrum with Yoga. A well done Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog Pose, will help you stabilize your sacroiliac joints and align your knees. Often in yoga classes students are asked to lift their hips high and bring their heels and chest down toward the floor. Aggressive action in this way without aligning the bones leaves the ankles, knees, and hips sloppy and disconnected so structural support is lost. By following the ques in this video with the aid of the wall and a block, you will be able to create...

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Spring Nasal Rinsing to Deep Breathe

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Articles, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Spring Nasal Rinsing to Deep Breathe

The season of pollen has begun. I thought you might find the practice of nasal cleansing beneficial. Also look at my post on Supported Shoulder Stand to help calm any Spring histamine response that may bother you.  My next post will address my current pranayama practices for the season. You might also look at my Transformation Teacher Training programs ready to start on April 22 and May 27. Follow this step by step guide, complements go to Banyan Botanicals where you can purchase a Neti pot if you do not have one. Neti, or nasal rinsing, is a process of cleansing and purifying the nasal...

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SI Joint Dysfunction in Yoga

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

SI Joint Dysfunction in Yoga

SI joint ‘dysfunction’ had been part of my life and personal journey for over 30 years. Sometimes the pattern was not noticeable, sometimes very painful for weeks on end, and most notably used to create a scoliosis pattern with knee and shoulder strain on opposing sides. What I can confidently report is that coming to understand and apply the right yoga moves is what had given me a fairly high degree of functioning even though my SI joints had been out of out of alignment at least half of the time. Now, in 2016, it turns out they are more stable thanks to the right maintenance....

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Love Your Yoga Hips: Warrior II

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Love Your Yoga Hips: Warrior II

Loving your hips means to care for them by deepening your understanding of how to position your thigh bones in relationship to your hip bones in your yoga poses. Articles and awareness regarding the issue of how a woman’s hips are vulnerable to extreme stretches while practicing yoga have been brought to our attention, and in my own experience I have witnessed many women in pain because of it. One such article featured in the New York Times suggests that many woman injure their hips due to the “wide range of joint play that can increase not only their proficiency in yoga, but also their...

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