yoga asana and the limits of human body

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Traditions have a strong place in society. They establish a line of continuity to the past and remind us, if we let them, where we came from. Traditions and rituals also feed stability into our otherwise rapidly shifting lives. Often because we depend on them for comfort and familiarity, we accept them without question. While it’s…

Gravity effects asana!

gravity fundamentals

In Yoga 216 INfrastructure, we take gravity seriously. Gravity brings weight to an action Take a look at ardha uttanasana (half forward fold), adho mukha svanasna (downward facing dog), and navasana (boat pose); three distinctly different poses, yet when we break them down into joint actions they are essentially the same. All three poses, at a basic…

yoga journey eagle pose

Ann & Kat’s Journey – April 2016 Yogi of the Month Update

We’re checking in with our April yogis of the month, Ann Walter and Kat Hanratty, to learn a little about their experience with the pose of the month, Garudasana (Eagle Pose). We’re glad you reconnected to a little “true yoga”! Reflecting on our experience with Garudasana brought up some interesting thoughts. This is a pose we’re both pretty familiar with and…

knee valgus

what is knee valgus?

Do you know what it’s like to feel your knees buckle underneath you? One minute you’re standing on straight legs, the next you’re collapsing under your own weight. It’s like someone just took your knees away. What if I told you that many of us experience some degree of knee collapse every day? Specifically what’s called knee…

valve no valve demo

valve fundamentals

In Yoga 216 INfrastructure, we talk about valves all the time. What’s a Valve? Valve (n): Any device for halting or controlling the flow of a liquid, gas, or other material through a passage, pipe, inlet, outlet, etc. The term valve comes from Gary Kraftstow’s work with yoga and yoga therapy. It is a term used to identify “misalignments” in the physical body that prohibit the flow of energy within a shape and therefore, its…