Taganatomy

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: It May Be As Good As Physiotherapy

Yoga For Lower Back Pain: It May Be As Good As Physiotherapy

Yoga may be about as good as physiotherapy for treating lower back pain, according to a new study published in a major medical journal. The results of the long-term study, which involved a large and racially diverse group of participants, come as welcome scientific support for using yoga as a therapy for back pain. (more…)

4 Ways To Get the Best From Your Buttocks

4 Ways To Get the Best From Your Buttocks

Most people know about the glutes. We sit on them, sometimes we admire them for their tone and shape and many exercise regimes are aimed at strengthening them — but when and where do they fit into our yoga practice?

The Anatomy of the Bum

Image Credit: ChangGp on Flickr.
Image Credit: ChangGp on Flickr.

The glutes are a group of three muscles arranged in layers in the buttocks. Gluteus maximus is just under the skin, works to extend the hip joint and helps to provide some stability to the pelvis as it passes over the sacroiliac joint. Gluteus medius and minimus nestle under gluteus maximus and work to abduct and rotate the hip. (more…)

Sally Schofield

6 Handy Hints for Happy Wrists

6 Handy Hints for Happy Wrists

Our hands are amazing things. A real marvel of biomechanics, we use them to manipulate our environment; to gather information about the world around us and eloquently express our feelings. For yogis, though, they have another absolutely vital function — supporting us in our asana. But how do they do all of this and just how can we protect them? (more…)

Sally Schofield

Firm Foundations Mean Stronger Poses

Firm Foundations Mean Stronger Poses

A yogi’s feet work hard during any asana practice. They are our foundations in so many ways, but are you really clear what should be happening down there? Here’s a few tips to firm up yours or your students’ feet and fire up our foundations.

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Sally Schofield