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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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 and yoga practice? Frozen shoulder often has no known cause, but here are some thoughts on what you…
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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…
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The Hamstrings

This month’s muscle of the month focus is on the hamstrings group. The hamstrings are a very powerful group of…
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The Quadriceps Muscles

The last three quadriceps muscles are this month’s muscles of the month. We put them together because these three out…
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The Rectus Femoris Muscle

The rectus femoris muscle is one of the four muscles that makes up the quadricep group of muscles. It is…
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Your Core Muscles – Deeper Than You Think

Understanding the core muscles of the body is essential for any type of movement. In yoga it overlaps with strength,…
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The Psoas Muscle

The psoas muscle is extremely popular and talked about plenty. It’s still difficult for people to feel and find where…
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The Iliacus Muscle

This month’s “mucle of the month” is the iliacus muscle. Wondering where it attaches? What postures lengthen it? Which ones…
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Practicing Yoga With A Herniated Disc?

If you are practicing yoga with a herniated disc, there are some very specific dos and don’ts. Be careful and…
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The Gluteus Minimus Muscle

Gluteus minimus is this month’s muscle of the month. All of the basics are covered here: where it attaches, what…
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The Deltoid Muscle

The deltoid muscle is the latest Muscle of the Month here on Yoganatomy.com. Where does the name come from? Where…

What are Trigger Points?

In my last Muscle of the Month article I alluded to Trigger Points and wanted to give a brief explanation…
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The Piriformis Muscle

The piriformis muscle is very popular and it is this month’s Muscle of the Month. Here is a nice and…