In the third instalment of this anatomy series, we move a little further up the body to the thoracic spine - the upper back. We look at why mobility is so important here and how we can do a little eac...
Anatomy of the spine - the upper back
In this 4-part series, Dawn Meredith-Davies takes us on a tour of the spine and our internal anatomy connected to it. First up - the lower back.
Anatomy of the spine - the lower back
Jennilee Toner explores the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee joint and teaches us how to safely navigate yoga postures.
How to keep your knees safe in yoga
How can spending more time in neutral pelvis help us to protect our lower back, breathe more effectively and have a healthier alignment?
What is a neutral pelvis and why does it matter?
Jennilee teaches us more about the core and how to awaken, enliven and strengthen it using three different approaches.
3 approaches to awaken and strengthen the core
I believe that yoga should value function over form and in my quest to keep developing as a teacher, here are some alignment cues I have revisited and...
Alignment cues I no longer use
How can yoga help us clear stale, stagnant space and make room for fresh, sweet space? Jennilee explains...
Less Dukkha, more Sukha
We look at what functional movement means, some common areas of movement loss or reduction and how yoga can help assess and restore movement.
Functional movement and how yoga supports it
Many people struggle with tightness, weakness or general discomfort in their lower backs or hips. We take a look at four muscles for some answers...
The Psoas, Iliacus, Quadratus Lumborum and Piriformis - connecting the back and hips
Hypermobility is prevalent in the yoga world - but it can come at a price. Read these tips on how to practise yoga safely and with awareness.
Yoga and hypermobility
Learn how to flip your Downward Dog safely into Wild Thing in this intelligently designed sequence from Jennilee Toner.
9 steps into Wild Thing
Pain and tension in your head, neck or shoulders? Try this yummy yoga sequence from Jennilee and feel the release...Includes a downloadable sequence f...
Neck friendly yoga sequence
What makes the big toes so special that we're driven to take hold of them? Jennilee investigates...
Why hold the big toe in yoga poses?
Jennilee looks at some of the causes of upper back pain and offers suggestions of yoga poses to strengthen and release the upper back muscles.
Upper back pain and how yoga can help