Yoga Anatomy Articles


This series of posts aims to make the latest yoga research simple and understandable so that you can apply it to your own teaching.

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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Can Yoga Help Manage Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

A personalized nine-month yoga treatment had a very positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in the single-patient case study summarized here.…
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Does Yoga Experience Affect Heart Rate Variability?

Yoga experience had a limited effect on heart rate variability, but it contributed generally to balancing the nervous system in…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Help Manage Schizophrenia Symptoms?”

Can Yoga Help Manage Schizophrenia Symptoms?

Yoga treatments improved quality of life for those suffering with schizophrenia and moderately reduced some symptoms of the disorder.…
Featured image for “When Can I Return To Yoga Practice After A Hip Replacement?”

When Can I Return To Yoga Practice After A Hip Replacement?

Experienced yoga practitioners can safely resume yoga practice after a hip replacement, but should be cautious with deeper ranges of…
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Do Online And In-person Yoga Have Similar Benefits?

Practitioners rated online yoga as beneficial for its convenience and affordability, but less desirable than in-person yoga for connection.…
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How Do Different Styles Of Yoga Affect Stress?

Yoga can potentially affect stress differently in different styles of yoga says research from a small pilot study summarized here.…
Featured image for “How Does Ashtanga Yoga Affect Our Brain?”

How Does Ashtanga Yoga Affect Our Brain?

Research summarized here suggests yoga may positively affect our brain by changing activity levels in specific areas. Areas of our…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Help Manage Depression Symptoms?”

Can Yoga Help Manage Depression Symptoms?

Research suggests yoga can help manage depression symptoms when used as one part of a larger plan of treatment.…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Help Young Adults Manage Stress?”

Can Yoga Help Young Adults Manage Stress?

Recent research suggests that yoga can help young adults manage stress by offering a tool to help regulate their autonomic…
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Is It Worth It To Screen Yoga Students For Injuries?

Research was inconclusive regarding when it’s most important for yoga teachers to screen new yoga students to help prevent injuries.…
Featured image for “Are There Psychological Benefits From An Hour Of Yoga?”

Are There Psychological Benefits From An Hour Of Yoga?

There seem to be psychological benefits of yoga. Yoga practice may increase some positive emotions and psychological resources. Effects of…
Featured image for “Can Verbal Cuing In Yoga Influence Its Effects?”

Can Verbal Cuing In Yoga Influence Its Effects?

Physical versus philosophical verbal cuing in yoga didn’t affect body awareness, mindfulness, positive affect, or spirituality differently.…
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Can Yoga Increase Altruism Among Business Managers?

Recent research indicates that yoga may increase altruism and related cognitive states for business managers. Find out what research found.…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Support A Positive Body Image?”

Can Yoga Support A Positive Body Image?

Recent research suggests that yoga can help increase embodiment and decrease self-objectification, improving overall body image.…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Help An Antarctic Expedition Team Manage Stress?”

Can Yoga Help An Antarctic Expedition Team Manage Stress?

Find out how yoga may help an Antarctic expedition team manage the physical and mental stress of doing research at…
Featured image for “Does Physiological Intensity Of Yoga Differ Between Styles?”

Does Physiological Intensity Of Yoga Differ Between Styles?

There are large variations in intensity between styles of yoga based on oxygen consumption and heart rate.…
Featured image for “Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms Of Knee Osteoarthritis?”

Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms Of Knee Osteoarthritis?

Research suggests that yoga may reduce symptoms of knee osteoarthritis without causing additional pain or injury.…
Featured image for “How Does Pranayama Affect Our Physiology?”

How Does Pranayama Affect Our Physiology?

Pranayama affects our physiology in many positive ways. Learn how yogic breathing practices may affect us from this recent research…
Featured image for “How Much Muscle Activity Are We Using In Standing Postures?”

How Much Muscle Activity Are We Using In Standing Postures?

Research suggests that the leg muscles which stabilize the ankle are important in maintaining standing balance poses.…
Featured image for “Pranayama Can Potentially Improve Quality Of Life For Asthma Sufferers”

Pranayama Can Potentially Improve Quality Of Life For Asthma Sufferers

Research suggests pranayama, or yogic breathing, may improve asthma symptoms and quality of life for asthma sufferers.…
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How Much Muscular Effort Is Used In Standing Yoga Postures?

Recent research evaluates physical effort needed to do common standing yoga postures and explains how that effort compares to walking.…