Yoga Anatomy Articles


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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Myth: Everyone Should Do Dropbacks Before Starting Second Series

Doing dropbacks before beginning second series in Ashtanga makes sense only if the student has a comfortable steady full wheel…
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How Are We Teaching The Ashtanga Practice?

When teaching Ashtanga, instructors balance the structure of the Ashtanga practice with tools to adapt the practice to the individual.…
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How Does Breathing Technique In Ashtanga Affect Our Nervous System?

Our breathing technique in Ashtanga may sometimes increase our sympathetic response in the short term, but ideally, we work towards…
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How are we doing our Ashtanga yoga practice?

Greater weekly home practice was related to greater years of practice overall and increased mindfulness scores of practitioners.…
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What Are Bandhas In Ashtanga Yoga?

Many practitioners conceptualize bandhas in Ashtanga as physical as well as energetic and as objects of concentration. That increased with…
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Breathing In Ashtanga

Most practitioners were aware of their breathing in Ashtanga during at least half of their practice time. That increased with…
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Did Ashtanga practitioners change their practice during the pandemic?

Ashtanga practitioners report on how their practice did or didn’t change during 2020, the first year of the covid-19 pandemic.…
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Effects Of Social Media Yoga Videos On Ashtanga Yoga

Some practitioners reported that videos of Ashtanga yoga on social media teach and inspire them, while others felt discouraged.…
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When Do Practitioners Modify Their Ashtanga Yoga Practice?

Find out when and how practitioners modify their Ashtanga yoga practice based on our survey of more than 900 people.…
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Mental, Emotional, And Spiritual Effects Of Ashtanga Yoga: Survey Project Overview

We surveyed more than 900 practitioners to learn more about the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of Ashtanga yoga.…
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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.…