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by Bernie
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

The screaming part is pulling the back foot to the buttocks. That is a lovely way to stress the quads. :D (See Swan for details.)
by Bernie
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Rita...thanks for the anecdote. I had a similar experience in my Ashtanga practice!
Bernie
by Bernie
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Alternative to Saddle Pose
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Alternative to Saddle Pose

Hi Rita! Nice to hear from you. For students who just can’t get comfortable in Saddle, I would suggest an alternative. Which alternative depends upon which areas you are targeting. If it is the quads, you could choose windshield wipers. Screaming Swan and Dragons can also get at the quads. If the ta...
by Bernie
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Yin Yoga and other body parts
Topic: Groin problems
Replies: 1
Views: 207

Re: Groin problems

Hello Tina I am not a doctor and I have not personally examined your student so I can only speculate as to what is happening with her, but like you I suspect some sort of nervous interaction. However, I don’t believe this is due to a particular nerve being damaged, but rather a sensitivity of her mu...
by Bernie
Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:52 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: Yin yoga and backbend
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Yin yoga and backbend

There are several backbends in Yin Yoga that can take you progressively deeper. You can start with Saddle or Sphinx as low backbends, then use a higher Supported Bridge pose and finally, Proud Swan or Seal pose for the deepest spinal extension. For the thoracic spine, Heart melting Pose or Anahatasa...
by Bernie
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: 50-Hour Online Yin TT Discussion/Question
Topic: Certificate of Completion 50 hr training
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Certificate of Completion 50 hr training

We are happy you enjoyed the training and that you found where the certificate is. Cheers! Bernie
by Bernie
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5155

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

It is not unusual to have one side of the pelvis different from the other. One acetabula may be higher, more anteverted or at a different abduction angle, etc. One ilium may be longer or broader. And, yes — 90% of people have one leg longer than the other. Curiously, up to 75% of the time, the right...
by Bernie
Wed May 26, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Upcoming Yin Yoga Events & Teacher Trainings
Topic: guidance, inspiration and/or ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: guidance, inspiration and/or ideas

If you happen to be a Facebook user, you may find you will get instant and numerous responses to this question via the Yin Yoga Network.

Good luck!
Bernie
by Bernie
Mon May 24, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Origins of Samkhya
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Origins of Samkhya

Hi "Virtue" You said, "One area where I disagree is regarding the origin of Samkhya. It seems that there is an assumption that it evolved from ignorance." I am not sure why you made that "assumption". Nowhere do I say or imply that Samkhya arose out of ignorance. In one place I specially write "In t...
by Bernie
Thu May 20, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Energy
Topic: A student feeling heat during arm exercises
Replies: 0
Views: 715

A student feeling heat during arm exercises

We recently received the following question: Hi all. I am currently completing my 300hr YTT and being drawn towards Yin Yoga more and more, both on a personal level and for the benefit of my students. I have a student who, every time we doing anything with our arms, be it extension, compression etc....
by Bernie
Tue May 18, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5155

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

Toaster, you asked, "should I avoid any yin postures?" Never is never correct, but I cannot think of any yin yoga posture that would lower your bone density or make your bones weaker. Of course, you can do too much of anything, but as long as you pay attention, stay out of pain, and don't go overboa...
by Bernie
Thu May 13, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Yin Yoga and Spine Issues
Topic: Yin yoga and healthy bone
Replies: 9
Views: 5155

Re: Yin yoga and healthy bone

For your hips, I would not "prescribe" Yin Yoga but standing yang postures, walking and weight training (squats, deadlifts, etc.) Yin yoga maybe helpful for your spine — Sphinx, Cobra, Saddle. But, again, I think resistance training would be even more effective: the same weight training for the hips...
by Bernie
Fri May 07, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: Abnormal flexibility
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Abnormal flexibility

There are some people with very shallow acetabula which provides for a much greater range of movements in all direction. Or they may have a longer femoral neck. Or both! These people, however, may not have as much stability in their hip joints and, as mentioned in Your Body, Your Yoga (page 108), th...
by Bernie
Mon May 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Yin Yoga Postures, Practice & Sequences
Topic: A sequence for kneeling posture
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: A sequence for kneeling posture

There is a philosophy in yoga that the best way to prepare for a particular pose is by doing that particular pose! :wink: Thus, if you want to be able to sit on your heels longer, then sit on your heels more. One way to do this is to develop a new life habit of sitting on the floor! Living on the fl...
by Bernie
Mon May 03, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: General Yin Yoga Topics
Topic: A deep emotional edge
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: A deep emotional edge

Hi Tam It is an interesting topic. Here are some of my thoughts. Just as we are not physical therapists or doctors and cannot (or even if you are a doctor….then should not) give medical advice on any physical ailments, disease or conditions during a yoga class, we are also not psychotherapists. We m...