We're delighted to be sharing this fascinatingly yogadorky excerpt on the wonderful world of fascia from this great book: Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students by Ellen Saltonstall. Anatomy nerds and curious yogis will love this one. We're also excited to be hosting a giveaway—stay tuned! ... The fascial network of the [...]
Remember all that fuss over yoga 'wrecking your body' and such? Ouch! This could easily be dubbed the year of "bend it til it breaks" with much debate and controversy surrounding William J. Broad's book The Science of Yoga: The Risks and Rewards and other scandalous mentionables.
While the bedlam has since died down, yoga injuries are still very much a hot topic and something we should all feel free to discuss. YogaUOnline thinks so and will be hosting a free online telesummit called 'Yoga Injuries: Facts and Fiction' featuring some heavy hitters in the yoga and medical fields.
Can yoga prevent or even reverse the thinning bones of osteopenia and osteoporosis? In this interview, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, co-authors of Yoga for Osteoporosis, discuss these questions and talk about some of the important precautions yoga teachers should be aware of when teaching yoga to people with osteopenia or osteoporosis. *Dr. Fishman [...]
In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna tells Arjuna, "On this path no effort is wasted, no gain is ever reversed." A comforting thought when we're nose first in crow pose - dust off the schnoz and try to fly again! But what about when those wings get a little damaged in flight? Yes, injuries are difficult [...]