Piriformis: Exploring Hip Rotators

Our hips are one of the most mobile joints of the body thanks to their 'ball and socket' design.  One of the primary movements of the hips is rotation.  External (or lateral) rotation is facilitated by numerous muscles including the Piriformis muscle.  This muscle has an interesting anatomical setup that requires some playful and purposeful isolation into order to functionally target it when stretching.

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Defining the Purpose of Hatha Yoga Poses

Asana can be defined as a physical Yoga posture or position that is designed to help master the body and enhance the body's functions. Yoga poses are, in essence, Yoga exercises creating strength and endurance, improving circulation and energy flow, cleansing organs and other systems, and expanding muscles and joints. With all these benefits, we can …