Yoga Anatomy Articles


The lower limb focuses on a variety posts that include, muscles in the lower limb, the hip, knee pain, and the foot.

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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Anatomy Of The Knee

The anatomy of the knee is unique among our joints. Find out how our knee anatomy affects knee function in…
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Where Should Your Knee Point In Standing Half-Bound Lotus?

Let the knee point in half-bound lotus wherever it needs to. Focus on opening the hips to eventually allow the…
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The Knee Joint And Yoga: An In-depth Guide

Check out our most in-depth knee post which will help you more fully understand what is going on in the…
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How Can Yoga Help My Sit Bone Pain From Cycling?

David explains how yoga can help with sit bone pain from cycling as well as sit bone pain from other…
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Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, And Yoga

David explains the difference between sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and other sources of sciatica-like pain. He explains when yoga can be…
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Is Lotus Pose Anatomically Possible?

David explains the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. He shares that, while often challenging,…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward…
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Should We Be Trying To Stack The Hips In Triangle Pose?

David explains why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how…
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Should The Heels Be Lined Up In Revolved Triangle And Warrior Pose?

David explains why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to…
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Should The Knee Go In Front Of The Ankle In Yoga?

David explains when it’s okay for us to place the knee in front of the ankle in poses like side…
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Fibularis Longus Muscle (Peroneus Longus Muscle)

This month I highlight the fibularis longus muscle (peroneus longus muscle). Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what…
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The Tibialis Anterior Muscle

This month I highlight the tibialis anterior muscle. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and…
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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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The Soleus Muscles

This month I highlights the soleus muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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The Gastrocnemius Muscles

This month I highlight the gastrocnemius muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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Tensor Fascia Latae Muscle and the Iliotibial Band

This month I’m highlighting a unique muscle, the tensor fascia latae along with its related structure, the iliotibial band. This…
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Gluteus Maximus Muscle

This month I’m highlighting the gluteus maximus muscle. This is a powerful hip extensor. Take a look at where this…
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Gluteus Medius Muscle

This month I’m highlighting the gluteus medius muscle. This is one of the muscles responsible for stabilization and abduction at…
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Ankle Pain in Half Lotus Pose: How to Evolve Your Half Lotus Without Pain

David shares his approaches to working with ankle pain in half lotus. Find out what might be causing your ankle…
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Sartorius Muscle

This month’s muscle is sartorius. We’ll take a look at where it attaches in the body, what actions it does,…
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The Adductor Muscles

This month’s muscle focus is the adductor group. We’ll take a look at where they attach in the body, what…