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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How To Avoid Low Back Pain In Urdhva Dhanurasana

Find out why openness in the hip flexors is one important key to avoiding low back pain in urdhva dhanurasana.…
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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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Lower Crossed Syndrome And Yoga

Learn about the muscular imbalance pattern of lower crossed syndrome. Find out how we can use yoga to help rebalance…
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What Causes Low Back Pain?

Learn about the many complex sources of low back pain and get some direction for working with low back pain…
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Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome, And Yoga

Learn the difference between sciatica, piriformis syndrome, and other sources of sciatica-like pain. Find out when yoga can be helpful.…
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What Is That Burning Sensation In The Lower Back After Forward Bends?

Learn why over-stretching connective tissue along the spine might contribute to feeling a burning sensation in the lower back after…
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What Is Causing Low Back Pain In Forward Bending?

Learn why over-stretching the muscles of the low back in forward bending can contribute to feeling lower back pain.…
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How Can I Work Backbends With Scoliosis?

Curious about how to work backbends with scoliosis? Learn some tips for focusing on the hip flexors to evolve your…
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The Multifidus Muscles

This month I highlight the multifidus muscles. Learn where these back muscles are found, what they do, and what yoga…
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SI Joint Pain In Warrior 1: How Should I Work With It?

This month David answers the question: How should I work with SI joint pain in warrior 1? David describes how…
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The Erector Spinae Muscles

This month I highlight the erector spinae muscles. Take a look at where these important spinal muscles attach, what actions…
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Low Back Injuries In Yoga: What Are Practitioners Experiencing?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of…
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Yoga Twisting and Disk Herniations: Should You Do Twists in Yoga With a Herniation?

Yoga twisting and disk herniations is the topic of this question of the month. David gives some guidelines for how…
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Si Joint and Hamstring Relationship

An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can…
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Injuries in Yoga – Framing the Conversation

Injuries in yoga are not so uncommon. Let’s take a look at some context for why and how injuries occur…
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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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Can We Use Yoga For Fixing Scoliosis?

Can we use yoga for addressing scoliosis? In some cases, practicing yoga can slow or reverse the curve from scoliosis.…
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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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Sacroiliac Movement – Nutation And Counternutation

Learn about sacroiliac joint movement known as nutation counternutation and how it relates to function in yoga postures, especially backbends.…