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,  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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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…
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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 – 2021 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 and yoga practice? Frozen shoulder often has no known cause, but here are some thoughts on what you…
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Injuries in Yoga – Framing the Conversation

Injuries in yoga are not so uncommon. Let’s take a look at some context for why and how injuries occur…
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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…
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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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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…