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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How Is Turnout In Ballet Achieved, Anatomically?

Learn how turnout in ballet happens in your body, anatomically. Find out how the hip and kinetic chain of the…
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Where Should Your Knee Point In Standing Half-Bound Lotus?

Let the knee point in half-bound lotus wherever it needs to. Focus on opening the hips to eventually allow the…
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How To Stretch The Quadriceps

Learn a great way to stretch the quadriceps. Find out how to use a modified virasana to prepare for doing…
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Alignment In Triangle Pose: What’s Correct?

Learn why the style of triangle pose and tensional patterns throughout the whole chain of joints affect our alignment in…
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How Do You Protect The Knees In Warrior One?

Learn how to modify the hip and foot placement to protect the knees in warrior one and find out why…
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Is Lotus Pose Anatomically Possible?

Learn the kinds of range of motion necessary to do full lotus pose. While often challenging, lotus pose is anatomically…
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Why Can’t I Keep My Legs Straight In Navasana?

Learn why the relationship between strength and flexibility of the quadriceps and hamstrings is key to keeping the legs straight…
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Which Postures Strengthen Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)?

Wondering how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae? Learn how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles…
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Adjusting Janu Sirsasana A

Learn key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages…
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Should You Practice Through Pain In Yoga?

Should you ever practice through pain in yoga? Learn about different potential sources of pain and what those types of…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

Should you line up the outsides of the feet with the edge of the mat in downward dog? Learn why…
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Should You Tuck The Tailbone In Yoga?

Find out why the common verbal cue to tuck the tailbone in yoga postures such as utkatasana and warrior 1…
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Hip Range Of Motion In Yoga

Recent research suggests hip range of motion in yoga may exceed the recommended end-range for those with a recent hip…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Leg Behind Head

Deconstruct the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to…
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Should The Sit Bones Be Down In Marichyasana?

Consider why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and learn why…
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Should You Walk The Feet In For Downward Dog?

Learn why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for downward…
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Adjusting Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Understand the key ideas for effectively adjusting utthita hasta padangusthasana. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in this posture.…
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Should We Be Trying To Stack The Hips In Triangle Pose?

Learn why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we…
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What’s Happening In Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana?

Breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explore techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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Should The Heels Be Lined Up In Revolved Triangle?

Learn why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to align…
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Should I Do Full Expression Of A Pose On One Side If I Can’t Do It On The Other Side?

David explains why you should do both sides of a posture even if one side is more flexible than the…