So I talk about sacroiliac joints loads in this blog. Largely because you ask loads of questions! If you are in Melbourne, and you want to learn more in person, perhaps you can join me for a workshop on 21 April to learn about the pelvis,the SI Joints, and stability? It will change EVERYTHING. [...]
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I had an email from a reader called Chris the other day. He was wondering what the bounds of an appropriate teacher-student relationship might be. He’s also given me permission to publish our conversation: I am new to yoga, but does one have to be spiritually inclined to be a yogi? I am an atheist, [...]
This video is from Bethania Bacigalupe. She’s wearing muscle leggings from Aussie company Black Milk Clothing. They also do leg bones. V cool. You can see how the muscles would move under the skin – obviously, the leggings are not stretching and contracting as our muscles actually do, but this is the best visualisation you [...]
They have stocktake, and they couldn’t move it. Disappointing! But you can still get your yoga on at home, or in the park. Some great home practice ideas here. And here. And some restorative yoga here. Have a great week.
The five things you absolutely should not do when you have SI Joint Pain (and three that you should).
When you have SI Joint pain, and it’s really bad, just about all ‘regular’ yoga is a bad idea. Basically, other than doing things to help those joints get back into alignment, and more stable, you don’t want to be moving your pelvis and lower back around much. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Most forward [...]
Man, there are a lot of clever yoginis out there, making wonderful resources. I wanted to share two today, both are the kind of yoga you can do when you are going through massive change, say (maybe lighting up your life?) and need to be kind to your nervous system. So many of us believe [...]
This week on the blog, we’ve been talking about patterns (known in yoga-speak as samskaras). One of my most insidious samskaras was the try-too-hard-because-I’m-not-good-enough one. Take double pigeon pose (also known as fire log pose/ agnirstambsana), for example. I don’t bend that way. It has to do with limit abudction and external rotation in my [...]
I mentioned yesterday that I’ve had a flood of emails over the last week or so, from people who have yoga related injuries. One of the reasons it upsets me so much is that I am (or was) a person like that. When I first started yoga, I was hyper-anxious, super-competitve, and my felt sense [...]
Right. I’ve had enough. Last week, I was inundated, INUNDATED, with emails from people who have yoga related injuries, mostly backs and SI Joints. What have their yoga teachers being DOING? Surely they got the memo that their first job is to keep their students safe? Nope, apparently not. Man, it pisses me off. So, [...]
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