Our spine has evolved specific characteristics to be able to support this posture and it's integral that we understand them if we are going to maintain strong, healthy bones and tissues throughout our long lifetimes.
A yoga teacher-colleague and I often engage in some good ol' Q&A. Some good information flows through these conversations and I'm happy to share this with you.
The movements of the shoulder blade play an integral role in the stability of your core, but many of us have very stuck shoulder blades. Cat/Cow is a great way to mobilize AND strengthen this system.
Ahimsa. The very first tenet of the path of Raja Yoga. The first Yama. Do No Harm. Treat all life with respect, kindness, non-violence.
A colleague of mine recently emailed regarding a message I offered in one of my last trainings. I am posting her inquiry here and my response; I invite your take on this and an open discussion.
In one of my last workshops we looked at the anatomy of the hip and discussed some of the risks involved in over-opening this joint.