Yoga Anatomy Articles


Yoga injuries are on the rise. I’ll help you keep up to date and informed on subjects such as pain in general, back-pain, sciatica, sit bone pain, and knee pain.

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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Anatomy Of The Knee

The anatomy of the knee is unique among our joints. Find out how our knee anatomy affects knee function in…
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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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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Learn about the many complex sources of low back pain and get some direction for working with low back pain…
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When To Heal The Body With Yoga And When To Get Outside Help

When is healing with yoga not enough? If a body issue is not improving and you’ve come to the end…
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Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, And Yoga

Learn the difference between sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and other sources of sciatica-like pain. Find out when yoga can be helpful.…
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Practicing Yoga After Meniscus Surgery

David shares his own experience with a meniscus tear to help answer the question: how do you practice yoga after…
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How To Practice Yoga When You Are Hypermobile

Read one practitioner’s experience in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and suggestions for how to practice yoga when you are hypermobile.…
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What Is Causing Low Back Pain In Forward Bending?

Learn why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.…
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Is Yoga Safe? – Injury In Yoga

In this article, David sums up the conversation on injury in yoga. He suggests a new conversation that empowers yoga…
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What’s Driving Yoga Injuries?

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences of yoga injuries and the contexts in…
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Yoga Injuries: When Do They Happen?

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences with types of injuries in yoga and…
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Low Back Injuries In Yoga: What Are Practitioners Experiencing?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of…
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Chaturanga and Shoulder Injuries in Yoga – What’s Going On?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+…
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Should I Pull the Flesh from Sitting Bones in Forward Bend?

This month, David answers a question about forward bending. David discusses why we sometimes like to pull the flesh from…
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Knee Injuries in Yoga: When Are Your Knees Most at Risk?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for knee injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+…
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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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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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Forward Bends and Hamstring Injury: Have You Injured Your Hamstrings?

Hamstring injuries are prevalent in yoga. In our survey, we found some very interesting relationships between forward bends and hamstring…
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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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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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Injuries In Yoga Adjustments: What Are Practitioners Experiencing?

Injuries In Yoga Adjustments: What Are Practitioners Experiencing? Most respondents reported experiencing hands-on adjustments as “Very Helpful” and did not…