Posts Tagged "yoga poses"

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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Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Travel With Yoga It’s that time of year again when summer vacations abound. Sightseeing, visiting, eating wonderful food, flying, and walking, lots of walking… Often by days end our backs are talking to us. Most likely we will not be attending a yoga class anytime soon. It is our vacation time after all! Feel Tall with 15 minutes of Yoga We all have those quiet moments between one activity and another. From my understanding of anatomy and the relationship of one yoga pose to another, I offer you six poses to relieve tension in your spine, improve your posture, and prepare either for a...

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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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Mayan Pilgrimage Retreat 2018

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Yoga Events | 0 comments

Mayan Pilgrimage Retreat 2018

Mid-winter Yoga Experience in Antigua & Copan Study, Replenish, Transform, and Inspire Your Life Greetings Dear Students and Friends, Join Lillah and Laurel in the container of the wisdom of the Mayan elders for a mid-winter experience in Antigua, Guatemala and Copan, Honduras, the center of ancient Mayan pilgrimages. Here is the official announcement, so mark your Calendars! Register Now! Friday thru Sunday, February 2 – 11, 2018  Enjoy the connection of Sky and Earth through Yoga and Energy Medicine studies with the aid of these two visionary teachers deeply rooted in years of...

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Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Instability is Epidemic As time passes more and more of my students show up to my classes or workshops who have an asymmetric pelvis. Many have low back pain as well as sacroilliac or hip joint discomfort. The pain ranges from mild to severe.  My new dvd release, Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis, addresses several different angles for relieving these types of pain.  I have selected a series of seven short videos to share with you focused on poses to stabilize your sacrum with the aid of Joanne Tugwell, a former student of mine and the owner of Wake Forest Yoga in NC. Students of yoga often...

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