Yoga Anatomy Articles


The torso focuses on a variety of posts that include, back-pain, psoas, sit bone pain, breathing, uddiyana bandha, mula bandha and more...

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 Psoas Muscle: Ultimate Guide

In an in-depth exploration of the psoas muscle, find out how psoas functions and dysfunctions. Learn how to stretch and…
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Over-doing The Abdominals In Yoga Practice

Learn how to tell if you’re over-doing the abdominals in your yoga practice and find out what the common sources…
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Breathing With The Diaphragm Muscle

In yoga, finding more ease when breathing with the diaphragm is not so much about which postures you do, but…
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What Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome affects the head, neck, shoulder, arm, and/or chest. Learn what it is and how it could affect…
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Lower Crossed Syndrome And Yoga

Learn about the muscular imbalance pattern of lower crossed syndrome. Find out how we can use yoga to help rebalance…
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What Are The Mechanics Of Lowering Into Chaturanga?

Learn why the key to lowering into chaturanga is doing two things at once: maintaining an active serratus anterior and…
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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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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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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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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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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 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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What Is The Core Anyway?

In this article, learn about the history and three philosophies that influenced our modern day understanding of what the core…
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Internal and External Intercostal Muscles

This month I highlight the internal and external intercostal muscles. Take a look at where these important breathing muscles attach,…
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The Erector Spinae Muscles

This month I highlight the erector spinae muscles. Take a look at where these important spinal muscles attach, what actions…
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Diaphragm Muscle

This month we highlight the diaphragm muscle. Take a look at where this very unique muscle attaches, what action it…
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Transverse Abdominis Muscle

This month we highlight the transverse abdominis muscle. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what action it does,…
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Rectus Abdominis Muscle

This month we highlight the rectus abdominis muscles. Take a look at where these abdominal muscles attach, what actions they…
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The Internal and External Oblique Muscles

This month take a look at the unique external and internal oblique muscles. Find out where these muscle attach, what…
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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 take a look at the scalene muscles. They work to stabilize and move the neck. They also assist…