Yoga Anatomy Articles


Yoga concepts such as breath, bandhas, specifically mula and uddiyana, are like the glue of the practice. They have anatomical explanations and relationships.

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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How Much Is Too Much Yoga Practice Too Soon?

Learn what it means to do too much yoga practice too soon and get some ideas on how to build…
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How Do You Create A Strong Yoga Practice?

In this post, David answers the question: how do I create a strong yoga practice? David discusses what it means…
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A Reality Check On The SI Joint In Yoga

Our SI joint page includes information on the anatomy of the SI joint, including a current understanding of movement at…
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How Do You Know When To Add Poses In The Ashtanga Intermediate Series?

How do you know when it’s time to add poses in the Ashtanga intermediate series? Understand the relationships between aspects…
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How Much Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series Is Too Much?

How do you know when you might be acquiring an anatomical imbalance from yoga practice? In this post, I discuss…
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How Do You Know When To Add Poses In The Ashtanga Primary Series?

How do you know when to add poses in the Ashtanga primary series? Learn the signs that you are ready…
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Yoga Impacts Daily Life: What Are Survey Respondents Saying?

How Are Practitioners Reporting Yoga Impacts Daily Life? A majority of respondents reported that they changed daily habits as a…
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Ashtanga Practice Without A Teacher: What Do I Do?

It can hard to maintain an Ashtanga practice when you don’t have a teacher nearby. In this post, one of…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How Breathing Leads To Bandhas © 2010

Bandhas seem elusive. Breathing with the diaphragm, mental intention, and focus is the way to develop a relationship with our…
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Mula Bandha Anatomically Speaking By David Keil © 2010

Which muscles actually form mula bandha? Find out how this relates to breathing and the evolution of mula bandha in…
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Thinking Of Neuromuscular Patterns And Practice

Something I often talk about is our neuromuscular patterns. What are they? How do we develop them? Do they help…