Tag Archive: alignment

Pain-Free Backbends Just By Using Your Legs

If I were to give only one clue for pain-free backbends it would be this: keep your legs parallel. While simple from external appearances, this instruction can go so in-depth that I’ve spent… Continue reading

A Healthy Spine For Life: The Tadasana Principle

When my Grandpa was ninety years old we had a birthday party for him. Most of his friends — others his age — had passed away, save one woman. She arrived, white hair… Continue reading

The One Thing You Must Do in Low Plank

If I’m really honest, there are a whole bunch of things you need to do in Low Plank. Keep your palms pressed down, pull in your tummy and stretch back through your legs,… Continue reading

5 Tips For a Better Wheel Pose

Wheel is the quintessential back bend of yoga. It’s invigorating and keeps the spine strong and supple. As the very beginning of the advanced back bends, Urdhva Dhanurasana is a gateway pose. These… Continue reading

How I Avoided Spinal Surgery With Yoga

It was winter and the waves were pretty big, at least for a newbie like me. I paddled hard and pulled into the wave. The face steepened, the board pitched and I was down. The… Continue reading

Quick Relief For Neck & Shoulders

Note: Much of this is excerpted from my new book Healthy Shoulders: A Primer For Strengthening & Stretching available now for your iPad or Mac. Click through to find out more, read a… Continue reading

Three Tips For A Better Pigeon Pose

Pigeon pose seems to be the quintessential yoga hip opener. While it may be tempting to just flop into the pose and hang out there yin style, a much more profound experience can… Continue reading

Simple Techniques To Relieve Eye Strain (Part 2)

One of the places that all humans seem to tense against the stresses of life is in the face. We clench our teeth, shorten our breath and pinch our eyes to a state… Continue reading

One Pose Does it All (for Your Shoulders)

Many things contribute to pain and injury in the shoulders. One culprit is related to how our shoulders (and neck and head) sit in our overall posture. Most of us have a slightly rounded… Continue reading

Gentle Yoga for Your Low Back (VIDEO)

This gentle yoga sequence touches on all the points that lead to a healthy low back: abdominal strength, stretching the hamstrings, a gentle back bend and even the alignment of your spine when… Continue reading