Archive for May, 2016

Padmasana Lotus Pose and knee joint forces

Joint Reaction Forces, Padmasana, and the Knees

Article courtesy of Ray and Chris – The Daily Bandha

Yoga poses such as Padmasana can take your knees to the limit of their natural mobility. The idea is to do this without injuring yourself. Knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics can help. While it’s true that an injury can teach you a lot, I’ve been through that and those are hard lessons. For the rest of this incarnation, I’m opting for the easier lessons ...

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What Is So Special About Iyengar Yoga?

Article courtesy of nytimes.com

By TARA PARKER-POPE

This week, the international yoga community said goodbye to a beloved teacher, B.K.S. Iyengar, who died at 95. He is credited with bringing yoga to the Western world and making it accessible to every age and walk of life. To learn more about what makes Iyengar yoga so special to those who practice it, I spoke with Carrie Owerko, a teacher at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Greater New York. She was also ...

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