Kapotasana

Kapotasana

During my recent workshops I noticed that there is still a lot of confusion about the importance of nutating the sacroiliac joints in various forms of back-bending (but also in forward bending). Here is a modified passage from my 2009 text Ashtanga Yoga The...
Getting the most out of Baddha Konasana

Getting the most out of Baddha Konasana

In previous posts I have written on the importance of Padmasana (lotus posture) and how the right actions needed for this posture have to be imprinted in Janushirshasana A. Today we are connecting the dots. This new post implements the lessons learned in...
Back Bending (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

Back Bending (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

Backbending (Urdhva Dhanurasana) is one of the most rewarding and important postures, yet also one of the most complex. It is deeply rewarding as it assists in releasing emotional tension, physically manifesting as armor around the heart. This does not happen though...