Posterior Pelvic Tilt Part 1: The Tail-Tuck Cue

Throughout my yoga journey, I have come to realize that certain movement cues are plagued with polarity. Take squaring your hips (e.g., Warrior 1; Janu Sirsasana, pyramid) or contracting your glutes (e.g., upward facing dog, bridge). And while I have become accustomed to understanding which cues work in my body and which cues I can … Continue reading Posterior Pelvic Tilt Part 1: The Tail-Tuck Cue

The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) — Movement and Misconceptions

I recently read a great article on Jenni Rawlings’ awesome and informative blog titled “5 Things We Didn’t Learn About the SI Joint in Yoga Teacher Training”. In her post, Jenni details some misconceptions surrounding this joint. She reveals how the yoga community unnecessarily promotes the idea that the SIJ is unstable and requires active … Continue reading The Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) — Movement and Misconceptions

Awaken Your Glutes — Goodbye Glute Amnesia

The gluteal muscles are an incredible group of three with impressive street cred. The largest and outermost — the gluteus maximus (GMax) — is (1) the largest muscle in the human body and (2) has been flaunted as the “hallmark of bipedalism”1,2. The main actions of the glutes are hip extension, abduction, and internal and … Continue reading Awaken Your Glutes — Goodbye Glute Amnesia

Home Practice 1: Intrinsic Motivation

I recently listened to podcast where the host talked about developing a home practice. His advice, while admirable if it had worked for him, was ultimately filled with a long list of “shoulds” and “should nots”. One of my grandmother’s favourite adages is “don’t say ‘should’ — it comes between shit and syphilis in the … Continue reading Home Practice 1: Intrinsic Motivation