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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Adjusting Downward Dog

David explains how to work with several different intentions in both the lower body and the upper body when adjusting…
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What Is The Correct Alignment For Your Hands In Upward Dog And Downward Dog?

David breaks down the common cues about how to align your hands in upward dog and downward dog. He explains…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward…
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Should You Walk The Feet In For Downward Dog?

David discusses why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for…
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What’s Your Intention With That Adjustment?

Intention: What is it that we want to communicate to the student in this moment?…and why?…
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Sun Salutation 9 – Downward Facing Dog – You’ve Arrived!

I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders…
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Sun Salutations 8 – Tricks for Up Dog to Down Dog

Transitioning from Up Dog to Down Dog can be as simple as flipping your feet. Why not take advantage of…
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The Serratus Anterior Muscle

Serratus anterior is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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Working With Wrist Pain in Yoga?

Wrist pain in yoga is fairly common. There are many considerations when evaluating pain and/or injury of the wrist during…
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Your Shoulders in Downward Facing Dog

I think we can all agree about one thing with regard to the shoulders in downward facing dog. None of…