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,  Injuries PosturesYour Questions Yoga Anatomy Yoga Injuries Research , Ashtanga Yoga Research , 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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What Are The Mechanics Of Lowering Into Chaturanga?

Learn why the key to lowering into chaturanga is doing two things at once: maintaining an active serratus anterior and…
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What Do I Need To Strengthen To Maintain Handstand?

Learn why why serratus anterior is often the key muscle that you need to strengthen in order to maintain a…
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How Do You Protect The Knees In Warrior One?

Learn how to modify the hip and foot placement to protect the knees in warrior one and find out why…
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How Should You Move The Hips Or The Neck During Twisting Poses?

Learn when you might not want to move the hips or neck with the spine when doing twisting poses and…
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How Do I Modify Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana After Meniscus Surgery?

Learn how to modify triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana after meniscus surgery in the knee. Explore options for gentle knee rehabilitation while…
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When To Use Belly Breathing Versus Breathing With Bandhas

Belly breathing and breathing with bandha create different qualities. Learn why that technique is for yoga practice, not daily life.…
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Why Can’t I Keep My Legs Straight In Navasana?

Learn why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight…
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How Do I Avoid Overworking The Upper Trapezius In The Ashtanga Practice?

Wondering how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back? Find out why a strong serratus…
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What Poses Will Strengthen Serratus Anterior?

Find out what might contribute to a winged scapula and how you can use sun salutations to strengthen serratus anterior.…
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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?

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

Find out why repeated forward bending and dehydration could both contribute to abdominal cramps during the primary series.…
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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…