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I get quite a number of questions about taking oil baths as a complement to one’s asana practice. Below is a tutorial and demonstration on Ayurveda Oil Baths (Abhyanga).
I find them helpful in reducing inflammation that can build with a 6/day per week practice of Ashtanga. They can also be helpful for anyone who practices regularly, any style of asana.
Check out the video and if you have any questions feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. 🙂


 

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Day 2 of the Q&A Challenge on Facebook Live. Today I discuss the anatomy and alignment of the upper body in Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog). The muscles referenced in my discussion are:

Serratus anterior
Serratus anterior
Latissimus dorsi
Latissimus_dorsi
Teres major

teres-major-2

Working the fundamentals of Down dog can help develop a foundation for arm balances, headstand, and even open the shoulder girdle for backbends. All the advanced poses are built in the basics.

I’ve been challenged to do 30 questions in 30 days on Facebook Live. For those who aren’t on Facebook, I’ll be posting them here as well. I hope you enjoy this series. It definitely puts me outside my comfort zone, so I thought I’d start this series discussing that topic.

If you have questions and/or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comments. And I’ll eventually get to answering them on these videos – you never know when someone has the same question as you.

 

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