Tag Archive: foot alignment

Strong & Supple Feet: How To Build Your Foundation For Balanced Posture

For many people, postural imbalance begins in the feet. Some muscles and tendons of the feet are weak and over-stretched, while other areas are locked short, tight and stiff. Since feet provide the… Continue reading

How To Free Your Low Back & SI Joint With Leg Alignment in Yoga

Building yoga poses from the ground up is not only a logical and linear way to approach them, it also sets a stable foundation on which the entire body sits. In part one of… Continue reading

How to Achieve Optimal Leg Alignment in Standing Yoga Poses

  The standing poses you practice in yoga build strength, stamina and flexibility. Because they use the big muscles of the legs, they are excellent warm-ups, and that’s one reason they often come… Continue reading

Downward Facing Dog Pose: How To Practice Safely

A few years ago, I made a rough estimate of how many Down Dogs I’d done throughout my entire yoga career. I started with an average week of practice. I multiplied by months, and then… Continue reading

Plank Pose: Alignment From Tip to Tail

Instead of bad habits on repeat in Sun Salutations, go through this quick checklist for your Plank Pose. I’d suggest getting a friend to snap a pic of you or do it in front of 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