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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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The triceps brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s our muscle of the month. Where does…
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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,…
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The Teres Major Muscle

Teres major is this month’s muscle of the month. Get information on where this muscle is, where it attaches, its…
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The Brachialis Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the brachialis muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means, where…
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Forward Folds With A Rounded Spine?

Should we be rounding our spine when we do forward bends? Well, do you want a traditional answer or an…
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The Biceps Brachii Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the biceps brachii muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means,…
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Si Joint and Hamstring Relationship

An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can…
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The Levator Scapulae Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the levator scapulae! It can definitely be a real “pain in the neck”…
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The Pectoralis Minor Muscle

The pectoralis minor is the muscle of the month. As usual we give a simple and straight forward presentation of…
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Students with Labral Tears?

In this question of the month a student asked about Labral Tears for her existing population of students. Labral tears…
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The Trapezius Muscle

The trapezius muscle is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual we describe its attachments and its functions in…
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The Rhomboid Muscle

The rhomboid muscle is this month’s muscle of the month. What do the words mean, where does it attach, and…
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Why Is Doing Lotus Pose Upside Down Easier?

I currently have left medial knee pain when attempting full lotus pose so for now I only take things as…
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The Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

Latissimus dorsi is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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Fingers Pointing Away In Purvottanasana?

Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advice please. What do you think of purvottanasana with fingers pointing…
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The Serratus Anterior Muscle

Serratus anterior is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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What Are Those Popping Sounds?

A reader submitted a question asking what those popping sounds are when practicing yoga. Are there different types? What does…
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Frozen Shoulder and Yoga – Do They Go Together?

Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder…
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Subscapularis – Rotator Cuff Muscle

The subscapularis is the last of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff group and is the most…
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Infraspinatus and Teres Minor – Rotator Cuff Muscles

As we continue with the rotator cuff muscles, infraspinatus and teres minor are this month’s muscles of the month. We…
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Supraspinatus – Rotator Cuff Muscle

Supraspinatus is this month’s muscle of the month. This simple abductor of the shoulder joint is also the most commonly…