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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How Do You Breathe In Backbends?

Reducing tension on the ribcage, and increasing your focus on the breath, can help you breathe in backbends with more…
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Does Physiological Intensity Of Yoga Differ Between Styles?

There are large variations in intensity between styles of yoga based on oxygen consumption and heart rate.…
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Breathing With The Diaphragm Muscle

In yoga, finding more ease when breathing with the diaphragm is not so much about which postures you do, but…
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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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Do Cooling Pranayama Techniques Actually Cool The Body?

Recent research evaluated the effects of two pranayama techniques. Researchers found the pranayama techniques did not cool the body.…
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What Is Jalandhara Bandha?

Find out, anatomically, what happens when we are in jalandhara bandha position and how jalandhara bandha can help us focus…
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When To Use Belly Breathing Versus Breathing With Bandhas

Belly breathing and breathing with bandha create different qualities. Learn why that technique is for yoga practice, not daily life.…
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Should You Do Other Exercise Besides Yoga?

Should you do other exercise besides yoga? Find out why yoga offers some kinds of exercise benefits, but not others.…
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Why Does Yoga Breathing Improve Our Health?

Recent research shows that the parasympathetic nervous system contributes to increased heart rate variability at low breathing rates in yoga.…
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Are Bandhas A Myth?

The bandhas can be understood as a multilayered concept including physical, energetic, metaphorical aspects and as an object of meditation.…
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Does Yoga Practice Increase Equanimity?

Recent research suggests that yoga practice can increase equanimity. Frequency of practice and intention affected impacts of practice.…
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How Does Yoga Work?

Researchers propose a model which suggests that yoga and other contemplative practices work by using specifically regulated breathing techniques (low…
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Why Is Breathing In Twists So Hard?

David explains from an anatomical perspective why breathing in twists can feel so challenging! Learn how you can evolve your…
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Internal and External Intercostal Muscles

This month I highlight the internal and external intercostal muscles. Take a look at where these important breathing muscles attach,…
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Diaphragm Muscle

This month we highlight the diaphragm muscle. Take a look at where this very unique muscle attaches, what action it…
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Scalene Muscles

This month take a look at the scalene muscles. They work to stabilize and move the neck. They also assist…

Breathing In Yoga: Is There A Right And Wrong Way?

Is there a right and wrong way for us to be breathing in yoga? Learn more about breathing to help…
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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.…