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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Yin Yoga And The Myth That Ashtanga is Yang

Learn why yin yoga and Ashtanga are not mutually exclusive. Use your breathing to cultivate different qualities in your Ashtanga…
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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series: Is It All About Forward Bending?

Find out why the primary series of Ashtanga is not really about forward bending, but is actually an opportunity to…
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How Important Is Alignment In Ashtanga Yoga?

Find out when and why alignment in Ashtanga yoga is important. And, find out when to emphasize function over form.…
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Does Physiological Intensity Of Yoga Differ Between Styles?

There are large variations in intensity between styles of yoga based on oxygen consumption and heart rate.…
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How To Work With Discomfort When Rolling On The Spine

Building up the spinal muscles or simply rolling over a blanket can help with discomfort when rolling on the spine.…
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Aging And The Ashtanga Practice

Learn why aging doesn’t have to stop anyone from doing an Ashtanga practice, and find out how practice changes as…
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Why Can’t I Jump Through With Straight Legs?

Both the right proportions and dealing with hamstring tension can help you jump through with straight legs.…
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How To Do Bakasana B

What are the anatomical keys to bakasana B? Learn the anatomy and relevant techniques for evolving this challenging pose.…
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How Do I Avoid Overworking The Upper Trapezius In The Ashtanga Practice?

Wondering how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back? Find out why a strong serratus…
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What Are We Doing In Garbha Pindasana And Kukkutasana?

Explore the anatomy of what is happening in garbha pindasana and kukkutasana and learn techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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What’s Happening In Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana?

Breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explore techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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What Are We Doing In Bhujapidasana?

David describes the anatomy of what is happening in bhujapidasana and explores techniques for evolving this challenging posture.…
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Should I Do Full Expression Of A Pose On One Side If I Can’t Do It On The Other Side?

David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the…
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Why Is Navasana (Boat Pose) So Hard?

In this article, David explores the anatomy of navasana. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve it.…
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An Anatomical Breakdown of Marichyasana D

In this article, David explores the anatomy of marichyasana D. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve…
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The Anatomy of Standing Half-bound Lotus Pose

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of standing half-bound lotus. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of utthita hasta padangusthasana. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights…
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What Are Our Intentions In Parsvottanasana?

David breaks down parsvottanasana or intense side-stretching pose. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in this posture. Understand what…
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What Are Our Intentions In Standing Wide-legged Forward Bend?

Deconstruct standing wide-legged forward bend. Explore multiple intentions for variations of this posture and evolve your pose.…
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How Do I Fix A Flat Back In Poses Like Garbha Pindasana?

Distinguish between anatomical and technique-related reasons for difficulty rounding the low back in garbha pindasana. For those working on technique,…
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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…