Yoga Anatomy Articles


We have divided anatomy into three main sections, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Torso.More specifically we talk about shoulders, foot, hip, hamstrings, psoas, and SI joint.

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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Should You Tuck The Tailbone In Yoga?

David questions the common verbal cue to tuck the tailbone in yoga postures such as utkatasana and warrior 1.…
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How I Use The Knowledge Of Muscles To Help Students

Find out how to use the knowledge of muscles, their attachments, and their actions, to help students in their yoga…
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Why You Should Know Your Muscles

Learn why you should know your muscles. Find out the benefits of learning the attachments and actions of your muscles.…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Leg Behind Head

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward…
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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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The Pubococcygeal Muscle (PC Muscle)

This month I highlight the pubococcygeal muscles, or PC muscles. Learn where these pelvic floor muscles are found, what they…
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An Anatomical Breakdown of Marichyasana D

In this article, David explores the anatomy of marichyasana D. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve…
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Why Is Breathing In Twists So Hard?

David explains from an anatomical perspective why breathing in twists can feel so challenging! Learn how you can evolve your…
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The Anatomy of Standing Half-bound Lotus Pose

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of standing half-bound lotus. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights…
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The Multifidus Muscles

This month I highlight the multifidus muscles. Learn where these back muscles are found, what they do, and what yoga…
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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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What Is The Core Anyway?

In this article, learn about the history and three philosophies that influenced our modern day understanding of what the core…
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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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Internal and External Intercostal Muscles

This month I highlight the internal and external intercostal muscles. Take a look at where these important breathing muscles attach,…
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The Erector Spinae Muscles

This month I highlight the erector spinae muscles. Take a look at where these important spinal muscles attach, what actions…