knee pain

Let’s talk about your (sore) knees

Let’s talk about your (sore) knees

A few months ago, one of my students sent me a link to an article about dormant butt syndrome 

And we both had a chuckle because I spend LOTS of time talking about how we are all too weak in the behind. And making people do bridges, squats, and lunges to correct that. 

But wait, weren't we talking about KNEES? Yes. No buts about it, your dormant butt is the seat of the problem...

 

What does it matter if I turn my feet in or out?

What does it matter if I turn my feet in or out?

There are all sorts of instructions in yoga about what we 'should' be doing with our feet, how far apart they should be, how they should be oriented.

We are interested in optimum biomechanics so we teach outside edges of your feet (the line between baby toe and heel) parallel. People often ask why this is better. 

I mean, most of us have been standing and walking with our feet turned out all our lives and we are fine, right?

Well, yes. More or less. Except for that nagging knee pain, those bunions, that ache in your hip, those shortened iliotibial bands, that lateral hip weakness...