Yoga Anatomy Articles


I love getting your questions and answering them on video. It helps me understand what you’re interested in. Below you’ll find all of the questions I’ve answered on video so far. Submit your own questions.

The yoga anatomy articles are organized into categories such as, InjuriesPosturesYour QuestionsYogaAnatomyYoga Anatomy Research Project, and even Yoga Adjustments.


They are also broken down more specifically by muscles, bandhas, breathing, sit bone pain, shoulders, psoas, and knee pain.


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Which Postures Strengthen Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)?

Wondering how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae? Learn how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles…
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Should You Practice Through Pain In Yoga?

Should you ever practice through pain in yoga? Learn about different potential sources of pain and what those types of…
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How Do I Prevent Elbow Pain In Chaturanga?

Find out why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.…
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How To Do Bhujapidasana – Are My Shins Too Long?

David explains why getting the shoulders deeply through the legs and then lifting the body off the floor are the…
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What Is That Burning Sensation In The Lower Back After Forward Bends?

Learn why over-stretching connective tissue along the spine might contribute to feeling a burning sensation in the lower back after…
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Why Can’t I Stand Up Straight After Forward Bending?

Learn why a tight psoas muscle might contribute to feeling like you can’t stand up straight after forward bending.…
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What Is Causing Low Back Pain In Forward Bending?

Learn why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.…
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How Can I Work Backbends With Scoliosis?

Curious about how to work backbends with scoliosis? Learn some tips for focusing on the hip flexors to evolve your…
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Should I Do Full Expression Of A Pose On One Side If I Can’t Do It On The Other Side?

David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the…
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What Causes Abdominal Cramps During Primary Series?

David answers the question: What causes abdominal cramps during primary series? He explains why repeated forward bending and dehydration could…
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How Do I Self-treat Sit Bone Pain and Obturator Internus?

David answers the question: How do I self-treat sit bone pain and obturator internus? He explains that sit bone pain…
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Should You Contract Or Relax The Glutes In Urdhva Dhanurasana?

This month David answers the question: Should you contract or relax the glutes in urdhva dhanurasana? He explains why the…
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Should I Do Setu Bandhasana And Shoulder Stand?

This month David answers the question: Should I do setu bandhasana? David explains how other postures prepare the body for…
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What’s Restricting Me In Seated Wide-Legged Forward Bend?

This month David answers the question: what’s restricting me in wide-legged forward bend? He explains that the culprits could include…
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Why Should We Open Our Hips In Yoga And Lengthen Our Hamstrings?

This month David answers the question, why should we open our hips in yoga and lengthen our hamstrings? David explains…
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What Are The Risks Of Hyperextending The Knees In Dandasana?

This month David answers the question: What are the risks of hyperextending the knees in dandasana? David explains why there…
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SI Joint Pain In Warrior 1: How Should I Work With It?

This month David answers the question: How should I work with SI joint pain in warrior 1? David describes how…
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Should We Jump Into Plank Or Chaturanga Position?

This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these…
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How Do I Work With A Long Torso And Short Femurs In Yoga?

This month, David responds to the question: How do I work with a long torso and short femurs? David highlights…
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How Do I Fix A Flat Back In Poses Like Garbha Pindasana?

Distinguish between anatomical and technique-related reasons for difficulty rounding the low back in garbha pindasana. For those working on technique,…
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Is Shoulder Range of Motion Restricting My Handstands And Arm Balances?

This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for…