Yoga Anatomy Articles


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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Coracobrachialis Muscle

David describes the coracobrachialis muscle. Find out where it attaches, what actions it does, and where we might be using…
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What Is The Correct Alignment For Your Hands In Upward Dog And Downward Dog?

David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains…
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Are My Arms Too Short to Jump Through?

This month, David answers a question about body proportions and the vinyasa transition: jump through/jump back. Is it true that…
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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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Pectoralis Major Muscle

This month’s muscle is Pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where is attaches in the body, what actions it…
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Winged Scapula, What Are Those Shoulder Blades Doing?

This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades…
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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The Triceps Brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s also our muscle of the month. Where…
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Binding Marichyasana C, Which Muscles Prevent It?

The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual,…
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The Brachialis Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the Brachialis Muscle. As usual we break down the muscle, what the name…
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The Biceps Brachii Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the Biceps Brachii Muscle. As usual we break down the muscle, what the…