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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Can Yoga Reduce Symptoms Of Knee Osteoarthritis?

Research suggests that yoga may reduce symptoms of knee osteoarthritis without causing additional pain or injury.…
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How Does Pranayama Affect Our Physiology?

Pranayama affects our physiology in many positive ways. Learn how yogic breathing practices may affect us from this recent research…
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Pranayama Can Potentially Improve Quality Of Life For Asthma Sufferers

Research suggests pranayama, or yogic breathing, may improve asthma symptoms and quality of life for asthma sufferers.…
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How Much Muscular Effort Is Used In Standing Yoga Postures?

David summarizes research which evaluates physical effort needed to do common standing yoga postures and how that effort compares to…
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Balancing Effort And Ease: Are You Working Too Hard In Yoga?

Balancing effort and ease is an important part of your yoga practice. Here are some tips to determine if you’re…
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Yoga Reduces Tension Type Headache Symptoms

David summarizes recent research which suggests yoga reduces tension headache symptoms, but does not improve migraine symptoms.…
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Yoga Improves Cognitive Function And Mood

David summarizes recent research that suggests low intensity yoga practice can improve cognitive function and mood in sedentary young adults.…
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How Does Yoga Reduce Stress?

David summarizes a review paper that shares several models for how embodiment through yoga postures could reduce perception of stress…
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Should You Practice Yoga During Your Menstrual Cycle?

In this guest post, a long-time student of David’s gives suggestions of things to consider when practicing yoga during your…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Type 2 Diabetes?

David summarized research which reviewed a group of smaller studies and reported that yoga can help manage the symptoms of…
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Should You Do Other Exercise Besides Yoga?

David answers the question: Should you do other exercise besides yoga? He explains why yoga offers some kinds of exercise…
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Can Yoga Reduce Stress During Pregnancy And Improve Sleep?

David summarizes research which suggests that a simple maternity yoga practice reduces stress and improves sleep during pregnancy.…
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Why Does Yoga Breathing Improve Our Health?

David summarizes research which suggests that activity by the parasympathetic nervous system, specifically the vagal nerve, is involved when we…
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Yoga Affects Brain Structure And Function

Researchers suggest that yoga affects brain structure and function. Yoga practitioners had greater hippocampus tissue volume and prefrontal cortex activity.…
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Can We Use Yoga To Manage Anxiety?

David summarizes research which suggests that we can use yoga to manage anxiety. Further research is needed to discover what…
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Can Yoga Practice Improve Immune System Function?

David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can improve immune system function. More years of yoga practice may…
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Does Yoga Practice Increase Equanimity?

David summarizes recent research that suggests that yoga practice can increase equanimity. Frequency of practice and intention affected impacts of…
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Can Yoga Practice Reduce Obesity And Metabolic Syndrome?

David summarizes recent research that suggests yoga practice can positively impact obesity and markers of metabolic syndrome.…
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What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice?

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice? This is the second post that lays out the basic data…