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 Much Are We Using Leg Muscles In Standing Yoga Postures?

David summarizes research which suggests that the leg muscles which stabilize the ankle are important in maintaining standing balance poses.…
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Coracobrachialis Muscle

David describes the coracobrachialis muscle. Find out where it attaches, what actions it does, and where we might be using…
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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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Muscular Imbalance Created by Yoga Practice?

David answers the question: Does muscular action in yoga create an imbalance between pushing muscles and pulling muscles?…
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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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How Do I Avoid Overworking The Upper Trapezius In The Ashtanga Practice?

David answers a question about how to avoid overworking the upper trapezius when jumping through and jumping back. He explains…
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Which Postures Strengthen Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)?

David answers a question about how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae. He explains how the tensor fascia latae works…
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How I Use The Knowledge Of Muscles To Help Students

David explains how he uses the knowledge of muscles, their attachments, and their actions, to help students in their yoga…
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Why You Should Know Your Muscles

David explains why you should know your muscles. He discusses the benefits of learning the attachments and actions of your…
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The Pubococcygeal Muscle (PC Muscle)

This month David highlights the pubococcygeal muscles or PC muscles. Learn where these pelvic floor muscles are found, what they…
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How Much Is Too Much Yoga Practice Too Soon?

David explains what it means to do too much yoga practice too soon and he shares some ideas on how…
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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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Fibularis Longus Muscle (Peroneus Longus Muscle)

This month David highlights the fibularis longus muscle (peroneus longus muscle). Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what…
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The Tibialis Anterior Muscle

This month David highlights the tibialis anterior muscle. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and…
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The Soleus Muscles

This month David highlights the soleus muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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The Gastrocnemius Muscles

This month David highlights the gastrocnemius muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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Internal and External Intercostal Muscles

This month David is highlighting the internal and external intercostal muscles. Take a look at where these important breathing muscles…
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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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Diaphragm Muscle

This month David is highlighting the diaphragm muscle. Take a look at where this very unique muscle attaches, what action…
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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…