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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What Is Jalandhara Bandha?

Find out, anatomically, what happens when we are in jalandhara bandha position and how jalandhara bandha can help us focus…
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The Anatomy Of The Lift Up And Jump Back Transition

Anatomically, find out which muscles are key for initiating the challenging lift up and jump back transition in vinyasa styles…
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Is Lotus Pose Anatomically Possible?

Learn the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. While often challenging, lotus pose is anatomically…
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What Are We Stretching In Yoga?

Find out about the possible mechanisms for what happens when we stretch in yoga with the intention to increase range…
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What Is The Right Alignment In Chaturanga?

There is not one right alignment in chaturanga. Learn why some common cues for alignment in chaturanga don’t work for…
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What Is The Correct Alignment For Your Hands In Upward Dog And Downward Dog?

Want to know how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog? Find out why the focus should…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

Should you line up the outsides of the feet with the edge of the mat in downward dog? Learn why…
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Should You Tuck The Tailbone In Yoga?

Find out why 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

Deconstruct the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

Learn why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.…
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Should We Be Trying To Stack The Hips In Triangle Pose?

Learn why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we…
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Should The Heels Be Lined Up In Revolved Triangle?

Learn why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to align…
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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…