Yoga & Beyond | The Yoga and Movement Science Podcast
About This Show
More critical thinking. Less dogma.
I started this podcast to share engaging discussions that stimulate our thinking about WHY and HOW we teach. For me, the "beyond" part reflects how yoga fits into to the bigger picture of human movement and science. I interview authors, biomechanists, physical therapists, pilates teachers, rolfers, chiropractors, yoga teachers, anatomy teachers and more, all with the goal of expanding our knowledge about the body and how we move. There's a lot of misinformation in the yoga world (and fitness world) and I hope to cut through that to provide more grounded, science based information.
Most Recent Episode
Y&B #55 - Chronic Pain and Hypermobility
3 days ago
Catherine Cowey and I discuss an article on chronic pain and hypermobility syndrome (HMS) from the Journal of Pain Research. This article gives a thorough overview of the many kinds of hypermobility conditions and symptoms and makes it very clear that it’s a complicated subject. There’s a wide spectrum of hypermobility syndromes and symptoms which can make diagnosis challenging. The criteria are confusing and overlap depending on the type of hypermobility syndrome, and therefore, may need to be updated. We also talk about how to work with people who are hypermobile. When it comes to exercise and movement, people tend to do what they’re already good at it. Flexible people may love to do yoga because they find the poses accessible. For flexible people who also have hypermobility (joint laxity), only doing yoga and stretching can potentially exacerbate HMS symptoms or create instability in their joints. Couple this with the pervasive idealization of flexibility in yoga asana, as if it is somehow tied to spiritual heights, and you have a potentially injurious combination. Hypermobile yoga students would benefit from incorporating strength work and holding back on how far they go in poses in order to gain more strength and control in the ranges that they have.
Rated 5 out of
I love this podcast. I have learned so much and been exposed to new ideas and teachers. Indispensable on my journey as a yoga teacher!
Date published: 2016-09-05