yea... nothing you said in this article is even remotely accurate. seems like you just made this up and thought it sounded smart. it doesn't.
It's difficult to have any confidence in your knowledge of the functions of the human body when you publish such utter nonsense. Like Alex stated, a simple experiment will prove your hypothesis of the source of finger snapping noise wrong. I figured this out by myself before i reached my teenage years. I won't be visiting this site for information again!
When snapping your fingers, the sound comes from the impact of the middle finger against the base of the thumb/heel of the palm. Try putting something soft at the impact point, and see if you still hear the sound. The bones may flex a bit, and then "snap back" into shape (I don't know), but a simple experiment indicates the sound is from the impact.
I think I agree with Lindsey, at least on that point.
Ahh, Yoga Journal. I love it when you publish nonsense.
Some things are missing from this article. The fact that joints trap fluid (such as water), gases and pollutants is another reason to hear or experience popping. That is why repetitive action helps a great deal which draws the sinovial fluids into the joint lubricating the joints. It is actually counterindicated when experiencing any form of popping to hold a posture as this doesn't allow for the energy to release the problem. By moving in and out of the posture several times lubrication occurs and the problem is alleviated.
I doubt there are very many people who suffer from EDS who look at the Yoga journal or even do Yoga, since it's so harmful for people like us.
I have a question though, what is it considered when the joint dislocates and makes a popping noise?
One of my students suffers knee discomfort & clicking while in Virabhadrasana I or II, I always ensure alignment is correct and she has no discomfort in other standing or seated poses. I've advised her to keep the front knee straight for the time being. Any ideas why this would occur in that particular pose?
I'm pretty sure the sound of a finger snap is the middle finger striking the palm.
What about crepitus?? How does that fit in??
Very informative as my joints pop repeatedly. I have been practicing yoga for 3 years and I'm glad I came across this. I am going to work with taking my arms wider for Chaturanga and see how this affects my practice. Namaste*)