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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What Causes Low Back Pain?

David describes the many complex sources of low back pain and offers direction for working with low back pain in…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward…
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How Can I Work Backbends With Scoliosis?

David answers a question about how to work backbends with scoliosis. He shares some tips for focusing on the hip…
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Should You Contract Or Relax The Glutes In Urdhva Dhanurasana?

This month David answers the question: Should you contract or relax the glutes in urdhva dhanurasana? He explains why the…
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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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Deep Six Lateral Rotators

This month I’m highlighting the deep six lateral rotators. The deep six lateral rotators are a powerful group of muscles…
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Turning Your Feet Out When Doing a Yoga Dropback?

The inspiration for this month’s article comes from a question posed in an email. The question, from Catherine, asks specifically…
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Your Shoulders in Upward Facing Dog

This is a play off an article I wrote for the newsletter back in May. That one was titled Your…
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To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze? Upward Facing Dog

This month’s newsletter article comes out of a recent trip to the Midwest. I was at a new studio with…