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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Negative Experiences In Yoga Practice: What Do Practitioners Report?

What Negative Experiences In Yoga Practice Are Practitioners Reporting? While slightly more than half of respondents did report having some…
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How Do You Know What Yoga Practice To Do When You’re Injured?

I get lots of questions about how to do yoga practice when you’re injured. In this post, we’ll guide you…
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Elbow Pain: Finding the Source of Your Elbow Tendinitis

This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing…
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Assessing the Impacts of Yoga Asana – Survey Summary

The Yoga Anatomy Research Project (YARP) – This first post lays out the fundamental information that we gathered. It is…
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Sit Bone Pain – 2017 Update

There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that…
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Is Yoga Tearing Labrums?

Is yoga tearing labrums? The answer to that question is not so simple. Reports of labral tears do seem to…
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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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Injuries in Yoga – Framing the Conversation

My biggest issue with the current discussions regarding injuries in yoga is the desire to make things measurable and compartmentalized.…
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Working With Wrist Pain in Yoga?

Wrist pain in yoga is fairly common. There are many considerations when evaluating pain and/or injury of the wrist during…

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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Women’s Flexibility a Liability (in Yoga) ???

Here I discuss the recently published article by William J. Broad in the New York Times, titled Women’s Flexibility Is…
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Working With Sit Bone Pain and Achy Hamstrings

I want to share with you an exercise that I regularly do with students who are dealing with achy hamstrings…
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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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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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Injury In Supta Kurmasana: Supta Kurmasana Goes Pop!

Find out where injury in supta kurmasana can occur. Learn why the sternoclavicular joint is vulnerable when doing supta kurmasana.…
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Yes, You Can Get Injured Doing A Headstand

Learn how the hand position you choose affects your headstand. Find out where your shoulders should be relative to your…
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Response to NYT Article – How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body – Yoga Injuries

It is disheartening to see the New York Times come out with yet another article that seems to completely miss…
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Got Sit Bone Pain? – What To Do With That Hamstring © 2010

Sit bone pain is a common problem inside and outside of yoga. This could be a potential hamstring tear or…
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The Shoulder Joint In Chaturanga: Who Are You Going To Blame?

Learn more about the shoulder joint in chaturanga. Find out what your shoulder joint is doing in chaturanga and how…
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Inner Knee Pain – Lotus Not Blooming by David Keil © 2010

Find our why inner knee pain is often related to doing lotus posture. Learn about pain on the inside, outside,…
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Piriformis – A real pain in the …

The piriformis muscle, sciatica and sacro-iliac (SI) joint pain can often be interrelated. Trigger points can be confused for piriformis…