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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Lower Crossed Syndrome And Yoga

David explains the muscular imbalance pattern of lower crossed syndrome. He shares how we can use yoga to help rebalance…
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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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Muscle Activation During Yoga Poses: Are There Sex Differences?

David summarizes research that measured muscle activation in yoga postures. There were differences in muscle use among postures and between…
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What Is The Right Alignment In Chaturanga?

David explains why there is not one right alignment in chaturanga. He explains why some common cues for alignment in…
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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 Multifidus Muscles

This month David highlights the multifidus muscles. Learn where these back muscles are found, what they do, and what yoga…
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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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The Erector Spinae Muscles

This month David is highlighting the erector spinae muscles. Take a look at where these important spinal muscles attach, what…
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Transverse Abdominis Muscle

This month David is highlighting the transverse abdominis muscle. Take a look at where this muscle attaches, what action it…
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Rectus Abdominis Muscle

This month David is highlighting the rectus abdominis muscles. Take a look at where these abdominal muscles attach, what actions…
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The ‘Almighty’ Psoas Muscle: Your Body’s Center of Movement by David Keil © 2005

The foundation of our bodies and our yoga practice lies at our feet. In order to incorporate both physical and…