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 Is Jalandhara Bandha?

David describes anatomically what happens when we are in jalandhara bandha position and he explains how jalandhara bandha can help…
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The Anatomy Of The Lift Up And Jump Back Transition

David explains, anatomically, which muscles are key for initiating the challenging lift up and jump back transition in vinyasa styles…
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When To Use Belly Breathing Versus Breathing With Bandhas

David explains that belly breathing and breathing with bandhas create two different qualities. He shares why breathing with bandhas is…
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Are Bandhas A Myth?

David discusses how the bandhas could be understood as physical, energetic, metaphorical and as an object of meditation. Bandhas are…
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The Pubococcygeal Muscle (PC Muscle)

This month I highlight the pubococcygeal muscles, or PC muscles. Learn where these pelvic floor muscles are found, what they…
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What Is The Core Anyway?

In this article, learn about the history and three philosophies that influenced our modern day understanding of what the core…
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Your Core Muscles – Deeper Than You Think

Understanding the core muscles of the body is essential for any type of movement art. In Yoga it is talked…

Breathing in Yoga: Is there a Right and Wrong Way?

We shouldn’t take it lightly when we ask or direct people to breathe in very specific ways. Breathing is personal…
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How Breathing Leads To Bandhas © 2010

Bandhas seem elusive. Breathing with the diaphragm, mental intention, and focus is the way to develop a relationship with our…
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Mula Bandha Anatomically Speaking By David Keil © 2010

Which muscles actually form mula bandha? Find out how this relates to breathing and the evolution of mula bandha in…
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Uddiyana Bandha Anatomically Speaking By David Keil © 2010

An anatomical explanation of uddiyana bandha and its relationship to the psoas muscle: Both bring your attention toward your center.…