In yoga we often hear the cue to “straighten” the spine. But a straight spine is not necessarily a neutral spine, and Bernie Clark explains the difference in the second episode of this 4-part series of interviews. He also discusses the importance of stretching spinal ligaments. Lastly, we explore the myth of symmetry and the difference between functional asymmetry and dysfunctional asymmetry in the body.
Listen to Episode 43 here or subscribe in iTunes or your favorite podcast app.
Links from the Episode
- Here’s the full set of interviews I’ve done with Bernie Clark on this podcast.
- Here’s a link to Bernie’s new book, Your Spine, Your Yoga.
- Bernie’s other books: Your Body, Your Yoga and The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga.
- Lastly, Bernie’s website: www.yinyoga.com.
As I mentioned in the episode, I would love to have you train with me at www.yinyogaschool.com.