What happens in elbows and knee joints that are hyperextended in a yoga pose? We all know it is not good to hyperextend, but what does it really mean?
These videos show what happens and how you can remedy the situation in your practice, as well as how to guide your students if you are teaching a class and see someone doing this.
How to Avoid Hyperextended Elbows in Yoga with Kino
When doing weight bearing poses
Anatomy of Hyperextending in the Arms
This video with yoga instructor, Doug Keller, helps you understand what is happening with the ulna the radius bones, as well as the importance of toned and engaged bicep muscles.
In terms of the anatomy of the knee, many people are so used to hyperextending their knee, they don’t know they are doing it.
The first job of the teacher in correcting hyperextension of the knees is helping people feel when they are doing it, then helping them feel what a straight knee feels like.
Should You Lock the Knees in Yoga?
One of our favorite anatomy experts, Leslie Kaminoff, explains what “lock your knees” is and isn’t.
You can see how your stability is seriously affected by locked knees.
Food for thought for your joints.