Category: Yoga

DYNAMIC MOBILITY YOGA TRAINING

Yoga causes an increase in the strength ofligaments and tendons in the area being trained. This is partly due to an increase in capillarisation and blood flow in the surrounding …

SIX DEGREES OF FREEDOM

+ Swaying: Moving left and right; x axis translation + Heaving: Moving up and down; y axis translation + Surging: Moving forward and back; z axis translation + Pitching: Tilting …

THE DYSFUNCTION OF MIRRORS

This section of the book addresses an educational dictum shared by all Bikram yoga instructors, as it is a technical requirement in the asana sequence – that we must stare …

STATIC STRETCHING VERSUS ASANA

Static stretching, asana, vinyasa, and prasara involve very different agendas. The people who find the most difficulty learning yoga, for instance, are usually the most flexible. The common Western misunderstanding …

PLASTICITY CHANGES

Plasticity is at the far end of the spectrum from elasticity. It is the quality of a connective tissue, such as a ligament or tendon, when subjected to ballistic, prolonged, …

HEALTH RISKS OF STATIC STRETCHING

The practice of increasing flexibility through static stretching in the fitness industry is standard. This is a serious health danger. As we have seen, with age the collagen/elastin ratio changes …

DEBUNKING THE STRETCHING MYTH

Stretching is not considered a particularly high premium healthy characteristic. Stretching has been a buzz word, and rarely has anyone been given the opportunity to question whether this is a …