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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Splenius Muscles

This month David is highlighting the splenius muscles. They work to extend and rotate the neck. Take a look at…
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Scalene Muscles

This month David is highlighting the scalene muscles. They work to stabilize and move the neck. They also assist as…
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Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

This month David is highlighting the sternoleidomastoid (SCM) muscles in the neck. These muscles are important for both stabilization and…
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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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Leg Behind Head Pose and Neck Pain

Working with eka pada sirsasana (leg behind head) is the subject of this month’s question of the month. David offers…
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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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Deep Six Lateral Rotators

This month I’m highlighting the deep six lateral rotators. The deep six lateral rotators are a powerful group of muscles…
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Yoga Twisting and Disk Herniations: Should You Do Twists in Yoga With a Herniation?

Yoga twisting and disk herniations is the topic of this question of the month. David gives some guidelines for how…
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Pectoralis Major Muscle

This month’s muscle is Pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it…
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Frozen Shoulder And Yoga: How To Work With It?

This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this…
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Sartorius Muscle

This month’s muscle is sartorius. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it does,…
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Winged Scapula, What Are Those Shoulder Blades Doing?

This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades…
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The Adductors: What Are 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…
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Elbow Pain: Finding the Source of Your Elbow Tendinitis

This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing…
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Sit Bone Pain – 2017 Update

There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that…
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Adductor Magnus Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the…
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Lotus – Right Leg First?

There are two answers to the question of whether we should always put our right foot into lotus first? One…
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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The Triceps Brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s also our muscle of the month. Where…
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Binding Marichyasana C, Which Muscles Prevent It?

The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual,…