Your Breath Is Not a Safety Detector

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | June 14th, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Fitness, Yoga | tags: body, breath, breathe, contortion, deep breathing, fascia, Gary Kraftsow, joints, myofascia, overstretching, proprioception, proprioceptors, sacroiliac joint, tissue, yoga pose, Yoga Tune Up®

Yoga Breath

“As long as you can take a deep breath in the pose, you’re safe.”

How many times have you heard this phrase from a yoga teacher? You may have even heard it from me…

Deep breathing has always been the fail-safe awareness detector for pose safety. The prevailing myth is that your breath is the best way to gauge whether or not you have traveled too deeply beyond your edge in a pose.

Is Your Flexibility a Liability? PNF Stretching Can Help

Jill Miller by Jill Miller | March 4th, 2009 | 7 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Yoga | tags: flexibility, joint health, physical therapy, PNF, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, proprioceptors

Samakonasana-  Lateral Splits

Lateral Splits (Samakonasana)

When most people look at this photo of me in Samakonasana (lateral splits) they exclaim, “Wow, you are really flexible!” followed by, “Were you always this flexible?” Well, no. And yes. Let me explain: