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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Is A Weekly Frequency Of Yoga Enough?

A weekly frequency of yoga may be often enough to positively affect some aspects of balance, flexibility, and strength.…
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Does Yoga Improve Balance For Those With Chronic Brain Injury?

A preliminary study suggests that yoga can improve balance and mobility for those experiencing the effects of chronic brain injury.…
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Does Intention In Yoga Class Affect Interoception?

Yoga may help us increase our sense of our internal state, called interoception, when we intentionally focus on our internal…
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Conveying Yoga Philosophy In A Yoga Program For Veterans

A yoga program for veterans and others with PTSD also conveyed aspects of yoga philosophy even though it wasn’t explicit…
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What Do Non-practitioners Think About Yoga?

Non-practitioners primarily thought yoga had positive effects on physical and mental health, and few perceived negative effects.…
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Can Yoga Improve Balance In Elderly Men?

Yoga improved balance compared to a control group in the study we summarize here. Good balance is important for aging…
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Health And Wellness Benefits Of Yoga

Research studies published in 2020 reported many health benefits of yoga including positive impacts on mental and physical wellness.…
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How Does Yoga Benefit Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Yoga may benefit musculoskeletal disorders by increasing strength and mobility and by reducing pain. However, more research is needed to…
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Can Yoga Help Older Adults Maintain A Healthy Gait?

Some aspects of gait initiation positively increased in yoga practitioners compared with walkers in the older population studied.…
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What Does Long-term Ashtanga Practice Really Look Like?

Those with a long-term Ashtanga practice typically practice consistently at home, rarely watch videos of Ashtanga, and focus on subtle…
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Flexibility And Stretching In Yoga

Yoga and stretching both increase our flexibility. However, while increased flexibility is a benefit of yoga, it’s not the main…
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Yoga Improves Muscle Endurance

The research study we summarize here, suggests that yoga asana practice improves muscle endurance not just muscle strength.…
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Yoga “Eye Stretches” May Positively Affect Our Eyes And Eye Health

Researchers show that yoga eye stretches positively affect eyes and eye health in the preliminary study we summarize here.…
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Long-term Yoga Practice Positively Affects Physical Health

Long-term yoga practice positively affected aspects of physical health such as flexibility and cardiopulmonary function.…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Heart Arrhythmia?

Yoga positively improved some aspects of heart arrhythmia and some secondary effects, like decreased anxiety and depression.…
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How Accurate Are Weekly Logs Of Home Yoga Practice?

Practitioners recorded formal home yoga practice accurately on a weekly log when compared to a daily yoga practice log.…
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Can Yoga Help Adolescents Manage Their Anger?

Yoga may help adolescents manage anger by increasing the parasympathetic aspect of the autonomic nervous system.…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

A personalized nine-month yoga treatment had a very positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in the single-patient case study summarized here.…
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Does Yoga Experience Affect Heart Rate Variability?

Yoga experience had a limited effect on heart rate variability, but it contributed generally to balancing the nervous system in…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Schizophrenia Symptoms?

Yoga treatments improved quality of life for those suffering with schizophrenia and moderately reduced some symptoms of the disorder.…
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Do Online And In-person Yoga Have Similar Benefits?

Practitioners rated online yoga as beneficial for its convenience and affordability, but less desirable than in-person yoga for connection.…