THE STRETCH REFLEX

If the tensile strength of the rubber band is 50 units and we pull the rubber band one final inch (which should produce 40 more units of SEE, for a …

FLEXIBILITY VERSUS ELASTICITY

Flexibility is a measurable range of motion in one specific direction. To increase the flexibility of a tissue, we must apply a force pulling the tissue in an isolated range …

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 …

FLOW: THE EIGHTH LIMB OF YOGA

Some experience can be spoken of only through metaphor. This often presents a problem when attempting to transfer knowledge from one culture to another because every culture has its own …

PRASARA: THE ART OF MOVEMENT

A new expression of yoga has recently emerged, one that perhaps adheres more closely to the original scientific foundation of the Yoga Sutras than any other. The creator/rediscover of this …

YOGA ONGOING EVOLUTION

Bri wondered about the mental drift from one pose to the next. If asana were excluded, would her students’ minds not remain in flow, never abiding? Would this not also …