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March 16, 2018

Where should we be bending from and how far in Backbends? Opinion from Pam Udell

***This is post number 6 in my backbend series*** A friendly reminder: I want my students and myself to be able to practice yoga for the long haul with as little risk to injury as possible. I know we can’t always prevent this due to genetics, bone structure, and what else we do in daily life, but we can empower ourselves by better understanding our own body and making decisions from a place of knowledge. […]
March 16, 2018

Where should we be bending from and how far in Backbends? Opinion from Dr. Stuart McGill

Dr. McGill is a professor at U of Waterloo, has over 240 peer reviewed scientific journal papers, and has worked with governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups and elite athletes and teams from around the world with issues in back pain and rehabilitation. ***This is post number 5 in my backbend series*** A friendly reminder: I want my students and myself to be able to practice yoga for the long haul with as little risk […]
March 16, 2018

Where should we be bending from and how far in Backbends? Opinion from Judith Hanson Lasater

Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., Physical Therapist, and long time yoga instructor, author, and one of the founders of Yoga Journal ***This is post number 4 in my backbend series*** A friendly reminder: I want my students and myself to be able to practice yoga for the long haul with as little risk to injury as possible. I know we can’t always prevent this due to genetics, bone structure, and what else we do in daily […]
March 16, 2018

Where should we be bending from and how far in Backbends? Opinion from Rachel Krentzmen

What a Physical Therapist who specializes in back care has to say about backbends. ***This is post number 3 in my backbend series*** A friendly reminder: I want my students and myself to be able to practice yoga for the long haul with as little risk to injury as possible. I know we can’t always prevent this due to genetics, bone structure, and what else we do in daily life, but we can empower ourselves […]
March 16, 2018

Where should we be bending from and how far in Backbends? Opinion from Esther Gokhale

Esther Gokhale: “The posture guru of Silicon Valley” ***This is post number 2 in my backbend series*** A friendly reminder: I want my students and myself to be able to practice yoga for the long haul with as little risk to injury as possible. I know we can’t always prevent this due to genetics, bone structure, and what else we do in daily life, but we can empower ourselves by better understanding our own body […]
March 16, 2018

What Washing Blueberries and Doing Backbends Have in Common

***This is post number 1 in my backbend series*** There’s been some discussion lately about how not washing wild blueberries might actually give us certain health benefits. Of course, before that, another study said for sure to wash them. One study says this, another says that, so what to do?? We can read/hear/watch conflicting information on almost anything and this includes yoga. But for the purposes of my blog here on backbends, here’s the key […]
November 8, 2017

How A Few Changes in Chaturanga Can Impact Your Yoga Practice

FINALLY, THE “BEST” WAY TO PRACTICE CHATURANGA ACCORDING TO THE MOST WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED INSTRUCTORS. All right, I’ll let the cat out of the bag in my first sentence. There is no “best” way to practice Chaturanga. I will take you on a yoga journey in this blog post to explore the many ways one can practice Chaturanga, (eg. The Yoga Pushup). My mission is to persuade you that there is no one “right” […]