Entries by Tristan Gatto

Protect Your Tendons

With an increasing number of people practicing yoga it is estimated that more than 50 percent of yoga-related injuries are due to injury from strains and sprains. Injuries to the connective tissues of the tendons and ligaments can result in inflammation, chronic pain, and loss of function. Tendinitis and tendonosis are commonly diagnosed in those who […]

Scale the heights: yoga poses for a peak hiking experience

The Coachella Valley is known for its powerful mountains, serene vistas, and scenic hiking trails. From the Museum Trail in Palm Springs to the Ladder Canyon Trail in the Mecca Hills, each journey presents its own challenges of navigating steep inclines and declines, or even rock climbing. Incorporating yoga postures into your hiking adventures will […]

Yoga and Shoulders: It’s a Scapular Matter Part 2

Understanding shoulder function and the structures that stabilize and produce movement can make a huge difference in your yoga practice. In part one of Yoga and Shoulders: It’s A Scapular Matter, we learned how the shoulder is comprised of four joints, the glenohumeral, acromioclavicular, sternoclavicular, and scapulothoracic joint. In this next installment, we will learn about […]

Yoga and Shoulders: It’s A Scapular Matter

The shoulder is the most commonly discussed joint in the body when pertaining to yoga, yoga instructors, and the likes of the fitness world. It is also known as one of the most commonly injured and at risk joints in the body, mainly due to the anatomical structure and mechanics of the joint. Sometimes it’s […]

The Badass Guide to Yoga for Men

I know what you’re thinking: another article about why more men should do yoga. But listen up, guys, because it’s time to get real. Below are seven hardcore facts to support incorporating a solid yoga practice into your life. After all, one man’s loss is another man’s gain—and it’s time for more gains, bruh. Excuses, excuses, […]

Scorpion Pose: The Struggle Is Real

If you ever scan the masses of yoga photos on Instagram, Tumblr, and Facebook, chances are you will be bombarded with images of insane backbends—many of which are so intense, the yogi appears to have no backbone. Images flood our minds of picture-perfect alignment in the shoulders and forearms; followed by a smooth, deep arc […]

Pain in the Glute: Yoga Rehab for Piriformis Syndrome

Don’t let piriformis syndrome and sciatica kick your ass. Learn the anatomy of the hip, symptoms of injury, and techniques for treatment and prevention. If you have ever noticed an annoying pain in the side of your hip, gluteal region, or down the back of your leg while practicing yoga, you may have experienced piriformis (pair-rhee-for-miss) […]

Teach Your Students How to Rock Warrior II

New practitioners and seasoned yogis alike have all struggled, at one point or another, with Virabhadrasana II, known by most as Warrior II. This dynamic pose challenges multiple body systems; and it requires muscular endurance and strength, balance and stability, proper alignment, and mindful awareness to get the greatest benefit and prevent injury. On the […]