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, 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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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…

Breathing in Yoga: Is there a Right and Wrong Way?

We shouldn’t take it lightly when we ask or direct people to breathe in very specific ways. Breathing is personal…
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Gluteal And Psoas Relationship For Yogis

Understand the gluteal and psoas muscular balance relationship, along with the potential problems that are related to it in yoga.…
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Primary Series is…

Doing an Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice involves much more than merely doing the asanas enumerated in the Primary Series. As…
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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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The ‘Almighty’ Psoas Muscle: Your Body’s Center of Movement by David Keil © 2005

The foundation of our bodies and our yoga practice lies at our feet. In order to incorporate both physical and…
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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…
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Subjective Or Objective

I feel the need for a fresh post. This is directly related to the “debate” I use that terms loosely…