I recently had a successful big toe joint fusion procedure as years of running with the pronation of very flat feet had worn down the cartilage to a point where it was bone-on-bone. The new structure makes a lunge position impossible for that foot. For those asanas involving lunges, is it safe to spin my heel down and put my rear foot in a warrior position, provided I'm properly grounding the big toe mound, etc?
I underwent back surgery 12 weeks ago. Replacements were made in L4 & L5 with rods either side. I would be grateful for your suggestions on what poses I may do to get back into yoga.
I am a brand new student, and I just broke my ankle. I will wear a cast/boot for 6 weeks. What beginner's poses can I do with an injured foot?
How is the best way to cue a class when you have not had the routine memorized...please help...
Hi. Simple question. I am new to yoga and hear about how important it is to have the right awareness while building and maintaining an asana. where should my awareness be? on the breath? on the sensations that I feel? On the part of the body that is being stretched and feel the stretch? On the breath?
please advice me re: yoga induced pain. I have been having shoulder pain from doing the plank or chataranga - i am not sure if i should stop all together, or just do it gently.
I have been practicing sporadically for 5 years. Downward Dog has always been an issue. My wrist joints and shoulders feel mashed together. (it feels as if my entire body weight is being forced onto my wrists and shoulders) Bending my knees helps but does not alleviate the discomfort and using blocks makes things worse!
I am new to the world of Yoga. I'm curious about Yoga but have no idea about how to get into it or where to get started. I live a fairly active lifestyle but feel like beginning each day with some yoga and meditation would help me to feel more centered and balanced. Can you help??
wyeth ross s sarol
hello, natasha... i saw you first in an introductory cd that came with a yoga journal magazine several years ago... i can't find that cd now but i must say i'm still lucky because i had stored an image file of that cd and i still watch it from time to time... i used to dance a bit in university and i thought this was a great compliment to my exercise regimen, although i can't do it as often as i wanted... over the weekend, i found my way to that file again, so i was promted to try and look for you online... i wish i could say more, but the most important thing to say this time is that yoga affects almost everything i do including my photography and aquarium hobbies which anyone can visit at www.wix.com/wyethross/photography... thanks a million!
Hi. Firstly, thank you for all that you do. I am a 51 year old relative beginner/intermediate. My question is, are there finite limits to how flexible one can become? I am in awe of the flexibility dispalyed by you and other longtime yoga practitioners. Although my flexibility has certainly increased since I began practicing, I'm somewhat frustrated that I seem to have peaked at my current level. Is it unrealistic to expect more, or must I learn to peacefully accept that I have reached my limit? Thank you so much.