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Monthly archives: February 2018
- Keeping your knees safe
- Posted 05 Feb 2018
- Aligning the knees is an important step in bringing many yoga poses into balanced alignment. Moreover, proper placement of the knees is important to protect these rather delicate weight-bearing joints. Tightness in the hips limits the range of motion of the legs which makes many yoga poses challenging (think lotus pose). Since the hip joint is a stronger, better-protected joint than the knee, in poses where hip flexibility is insufficient, the knees will be compelled to provide the desired range of motion that the stronger hip joints are denying, causing the knee to move in ways in which it was not designed to move, and potentially damaging the knee.
- Do less, feel more
- Posted 12 Feb 2018
- There really isn’t much more to say than the title: Do less, feel more. It’s not about the difficulty or impressiveness of the poses you do, nor about how long you can hold them without hating them or collapsing into a heap of muscle spasms. It’s about how deeply you can get your whole being involved in each moment that you spend in each pose that you do, regardless of whether it is Tadasana or ’Full’ Pigeon Pose.