Anatomy › Therapeutic Benefits › Andrew McGonigle

If you've got a body part that's giving you trouble you've come to the right place! Bad back? Painful knees? Ouchy Hips? This is your SOS toolkit for when something hurts.

 

  • Shoulder Stabilisation Workshop25:02
    Shoulder Stabilisation Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    Dr Yogi gives us an essential series of movements for anyone with troubled shoulders. Shoulder stabilisation and strengthening is essential for all vinyasa flow yoga practices and for those of us who suffer from painful shoulders from poor posture, arthritis, instability or injury. This yoga class can improve your shoulder strength and stability when you practice this sequence regularly. You will need a strap, a block and a bolster.



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  • Knee Stabilisation Workshop33:34
    Knee Stabilisation Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    Ease painful, swollen or stiff knees with this sequence from Dr Yogi, which will stabilise the knee area and build strength and stability in the knee joint. Includes Dr Yogi's advice on why the knee is vulnerable to injury and top tips to keep the knee safe during yoga. Whether sore knees are caused by sports and exercise or arthritis, regular and mindful use of this video will improve strength and mobility and reduce pain. You will need a block and blanket.



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  • Lower Back Workshop27:15
    Lower Back Workshop

    Andrew McGonigle

    In this workshop-style tutorial, Dr Yogi discusses why the lower back is so often prone to injury and offers general advice for supporting your lower back during your yoga practice. Following this, a short sequence focusing on the lower back and strengthening the core has been carefully designed to simultaneously strengthen and release tension your spine. This is perfect for anyone with lower back aches and pains. Try to do this video at least three times a week to really feel the benefits and as with any sensitive area of the body, seek medical advice where appropriate.



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  • Support Your Neck02:29
    Support Your Neck

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Dr Yogi in which he shows us some of the issues many of us have with our very fragile necks, and how to protect the neck in headstand.



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  • Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Girdle03:12
    Shoulder Blades and Shoulder Girdle

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Andrew, Dr Yogi, in which he shows us the importance of keeping strength in the shoulder girdle. This is a key piece of anatomy for all of us, and can be viewed as an anatomical explanation to Kristi Johnson's 'wrapping the shoulders' video, for the Forrest Yoga technique to keeping the shoulders stable.



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  • All about the Shoulder Joint03:24
    All about the Shoulder Joint

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial class by Andrew, Dr Yogi, in which he shows us points of possible instability in the shoulder joint and how to protect our shoulders with external rotation in key yoga poses of downward dog and dancers pose.



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  • All about the SI Joint02:57
    All about the SI Joint

    Andrew McGonigle

    Non-Yogi's probaby don't know about the Sacro-Illiac Joint. But most who have a regular practice do. And that's not a good thing. The SI joint needs to be kept stable, and Andrew offers some tips on how to do this.



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  • All About the Knee03:31
    All About the Knee

    Andrew McGonigle

    A short tutorial brought to you by our Dr Yogi on the workings of the delicate knee joint and how to protect the knee in some key yoga postures.



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  • Find Your Feet03:23
    Find Your Feet

    Andrew McGonigle

    All about the Feet. In this short tutorial, Andrew, Dr Yogi, talks about the role of the feet and their impact on the whole body. Focusing on collapsed arches, Dr Yogi has some tips for building the arches, which will also help with pronation issues.



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