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Posts Tagged ‘hamstrings’

Exploring a new yoga pose

This week the¬†theme in my yoga classes is the IT band (iliotibial band). According to Prashamana Yoga, the IT band is a layer of connective¬†tissue extending from the iliac crest to the knee and links the gluteus maximus to the tibia. (This is a good picture of the IT band, gluteus maximus and tensor fascia […]


The whole body benefits from Downward Facing Dog

At some point in my yoga practice I assumed I had mastered Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). The great thing about yoga is that we keep practicing and learning and deepening. When my teacher Richard starting working with me on my Downward Facing Dog in December 2013 he helped me to stop pushing too […]