Tag Archives: spine

Avoiding Cervical Compression and the Dangers of Headstand

The headstand can be quite challenging posture for many reasons. When it comes to practicing inversions, it’s important to use your head… to make the right decisions, NOT for supporting your bodyweight! Did you know the average human head weighs about 10 pounds? Take that into consideration when practicing inversions during a yoga class! More […]

FeetUp Asana: Downward Facing Dog

FeetUp Asana Basics: Warrior I

Good ol’ Downward Facing Dog. A dynamic pose equal parts restful and energetic, inverted and grounded, lengthening and strengthening. When considering the amount of time spent in this pose compared to all others, one could easily argue that Down Dog is a yogi’s best friend. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy and […]

As Above, So Below: Spinal FeetUp Wall Flow

Here is a short sequence that explores how one can translate grounded movement into their inverted poses.  Use the lifted cat/cow spinal wave in the beginning to wake up the muscles and listen to your joints (shoulders, elbows, knees, hips, and all yer facts between each vertebrae) to pinpoint the proper distance from the wall […]

Forward Head Posture: Put Your Smartphone Down, Get Your FeetUp!

There’s an incredibly high likelihood that your second brain is causing you more pain than you think. Improper smartphone use is a major cause of neck pain and headaches. Forward Head Posture (aka FHP,  “Text Neck” or “Turtle Neck”) is a repetitive stress injury stemming from excessive texting, viewing, or everyday operation of a handheld device for […]