Yoga First Aid for Tight Hamstrings

Yoga First Aid for Tight Hamstrings

Are Your Hamstrings Wound Tight as Piano Wires? Tight hamstrings are the downfall of many a student who might otherwise have enjoyed a glorious lifetime of yoga practice. It could be one reason that men and peak athletes drop out of yoga classes. Believe me, when...
Yoga And Hip Replacement Surgery

Yoga And Hip Replacement Surgery

‘Anticipating’ hip replacement surgery  Hip replacement surgery is a daunting prospect for anyone. Fortunately, the first suggestion of the surgical option usually comes well in advance of the need for the actual operation. You have time to get used to the...
Yoga and Surgery: Good Companions

Yoga and Surgery: Good Companions

The All-Clear Five years ago today, I was a patient at Hunters Hill Private Hospital in rehabilitation after double hip replacement surgery. I’ll give a little time to let that sink in. Yes, two hips at the same time. I had bi-lateral surgery, a 3.5 hour...
Travels Without a Yoga Mat

Travels Without a Yoga Mat

I admire those disciplined yogis and yoginis who arise at 4 or 5 in the morning to do their practice – rain or shine, day in, day out, and year after year. I used to be more that way inclined myself. I’m every bit as committed to yoga practice, but at my...