A fellow yoga teacher, Sarah, recently asked me about helping to release upper trapezius tension with the "block dock" technique created by Lillee Chandra from Yoga Tune Up.
My fellow yoga teacher, Taylor, recently asked,
“What is your take on Legs Up the Wall Pose? Articles and teachers say that it reverses the blood flow and makes your heart have to work a bit harder because it is pushing blood up your legs instead of down. It is supposed to be the MOST restorative yoga pose. Doing it will stop you from aging, remove wrinkles from your face, make you immune to disease and you will NEVER die. Thoughts?”
Thanks for reading my first post on YogicDoc! This yoga blog is dedicated to making complex topics easier for both yoga students and teachers to understand and use. It just makes sense to start the first post with a review of anatomy terminology. I find that in many times it is not the actual anatomy that is hard to understand, but it is dealing with all of the terminology. It is like a whole other language, and believe me. It is! I always joke with my students that it is just to make us doctor types sound smarter. So let's review some terms that we need to know in order to talk about more interesting things and sound smarter for it!
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