yoga for safe hips

Are people with certain variations in hip structure at higher risk for yoga injuries to the hip? In this interview with YogaUOnline, Dr. Ginger Garner, P.T. and author of Medical Yoga Therapy, talks about why yoga asanas, the way they are commonly practiced, might not be suitable for some people, particularly women who have different pelvic structures. Ginger further discusses how we can spot people at risk for injuries, and what we can learn from science about developing yoga teaching methodology that honors the variations in people’s bodies.

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The Fit Floor Part 2: Teach Your Pelvic Floor a New Trick

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Pelvic floor health

The Fit Floor Part 1: Training the Pelvic Floor for Fitness

When you think about pelvic floor health, the first thing that often comes to mind are kegels , the contracting and releasing of pelvic floor muscles. While kegels can be helpful in maintaining tone in the... Read more

The Pelvic Floor in Yoga Asanas

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