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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What Causes Abdominal Cramps During Primary Series?

Find out why repeated forward bending and dehydration could both contribute to abdominal cramps during the primary series.…
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The Anatomy Of Standing Half-bound Lotus Pose

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of standing half-bound lotus. Explore multiple intentions for this posture and gain insights…
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What’s Restricting Me In Seated Wide-Legged Forward Bend?

This month David answers the question: what’s restricting me in wide-legged forward bend? He explains that the culprits could include…
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Adjusting Standing Forward Bend: Where Is Your Intention?

David discusses the key ideas for safely and effectively adjusting standing forward bend. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in…
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Low Back Injuries In Yoga: What Are Practitioners Experiencing?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for low back injuries? Read our report on the experiences of our survey…
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Should I Pull The Flesh From Sitting Bones In Forward Bend?

This month, David answers a question about forward bending. David discusses why we sometimes like to pull the flesh from…
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Is Standing Forward Bend As Simple As It Looks?

David breaks down two variations on standing forward bend, padagusthasana and pada hastasana. Learn what components allow or restrict access…
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Forward Bends And Hamstring Injury: Have You Injured Your Hamstrings?

Hamstring injuries are prevalent in yoga. In our survey, we found some very interesting relationships between forward bends and hamstring…
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Forward Folds With A Rounded Spine?

Should we be rounding our spine when we do forward bends? Well, do you want a traditional answer or an…
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Si Joint And Hamstring Relationship

An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can…
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Why The Emphasis On Forward Bending?

In this question of the month a student asked why there is such an emphasis on forward bending and stretching…
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Sun Salutations – Part 3 – The Forward Fold

In part 3 of the Sun Salutation series we look at the forward fold that happens after you raise your…
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Practicing Yoga With A Herniated Disc?

If you are practicing yoga with a herniated disc, there are some very specific dos and don’ts. Be careful and…
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Working With Sit Bone Pain and Achy Hamstrings

Do you have sit bone pain or an aching hamstring? Here is a PNF technique that may help people with…