Walking Well and Standing with Ease

There is a place of ease where the body is upright in such a way as to minimize the muscular forces working to hold us up. Walking well can be an effortless event carried along by the force of gravity. As we learn to live in this place of ease on a regular basis, ease …

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The Structure Of The Foot

The structure of the foot is made up of 26 bones, comprising one quarter of the bones in the body, which can articulate in 33 places.  There are four layers of muscles intrinsic to the foot and over one hundred ligaments responsible for binding the bones together. Anatomists break the structure of the foot down …

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It is All Tadasana: Warrior Two

Tadasana or mountain pose is the foundation of most yoga practices. Almost all practices begin with tadasana before moving on to other positions. My teacher trainings I always start with the edict that “all poses are tadasana”. I think it is a simple and easy formula to follow. In the video above we look at …

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Walking the walls

Check out a new video that I posted to youtube. If you have taken my yoga class, you know that I teach L-Shaped Handstands, and their ilk, in almost every class. I think that these are particularly great poses for developing length and strength in the muscles of the back. These are groups of muscles …

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hyperextension of the knee

Hyperextension of the Knee

In the short life of this blog I have already written a number of times about how most people go though life tucking their pelvis under all the time whether they know it or not. In fact, many times people don’t even believe me when I point it out. While tucking the pelvis is the …

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Parallel feet

We want our feet to fall towards parallel when we walk but it is of the utmost importance they find their way there from a rotation of the pelvis not from turning the feet in. The feet will fall naturally towards parallel if the thighs move underneath the pelvis. The pelvic shift that brings the …

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Does Running Barefoot Teach You How To Run?

There is a notion going around these days that simply taking off your shoes and either putting rubber gloves around your feet or running barefoot is all you need to do to eliminate injuries. I am often in prospect park in Brooklyn where I watch runners a lot and I can share with you that …

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The Point is to Feel Nothing

When I am teaching yoga classes I often stress than we don’t really want to feel anything in our muscles while practicing, you simply want to be doing what your body is capable of doing. If your intent is to constantly go deeper and do more, than by necessity you will feel your muscles as …

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Arches of the Feet

There are three arches of the feet; an inner arch, an outer arch, and a transverse arch that spans the middle of the foot. An arch is a structure that covers a space while supporting weight above it. Imagine that there are two pillars in space and they are falling towards one another. Wedge something …

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