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,  Injuries PosturesYour Questions Yoga Anatomy Yoga Injuries Research , Ashtanga Yoga Research , 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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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…
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What Are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are extremely common. It is essential to know about them if you assess students complaining about chronic or…
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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…
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Quadratus Lumborum

Quadratus lumborum is a popular muscle and talked about often. Details about quadratus lumborum are discussed in a way that…
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Working With Sit Bone Pain and Achy Hamstrings

Do you have sit bone pain or an aching hamstring? Here is a PNF technique that may help people with…
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Breathing In Yoga: Is There A Right And Wrong Way?

Is there a right and wrong way for us to be breathing in yoga? Learn more about breathing to help…
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Quadratus Lumborum (QL) A Real Pain In The Back!

Quadratus lumborum can be important to both back pain and yoga. This muscle can be involved with back pain and…
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Flex Or Extend The Foot In Lotus Posture

Learn whether we should flex or extend our foot when doing lotus posture. Find out why flexing our foot in…
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Gluteal And Psoas Relationship For Yogis

Understand the ways that a pelvic imbalance is expressed in your gluteal and psoas muscular balance, and its relationship to…
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Is Your Hip Pinching In Twists?

Learn what might be happening, anatomically, when you have a pinching sensation in the front of your hip while doing…
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Your Shoulders In Upward Facing Dog

Take a look at the anatomy related to the shoulders and what you should do with them in upward facing…
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Can We Use Yoga For Fixing Scoliosis?

Can we use yoga for addressing scoliosis? In some cases, practicing yoga can slow or reverse the curve from scoliosis.…