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 Is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

Thoracic outlet syndrome affects the head, neck, shoulder, arm, and/or chest. Learn what it is and how it could affect…
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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 Should You Move The Hips Or The Neck During Twisting Poses?

Learn when you might not want to move the hips or neck with the spine when doing twisting poses and…
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Can Yoga Practice Reduce Neck Pain?

Recent research that suggests that yoga practice may reduce chronic, non-specific neck pain for some practitioners, but not others.…
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Should I Do Setu Bandhasana And Shoulder Stand?

This month David answers the question: Should I do setu bandhasana? David explains how other postures prepare the body for…
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Splenius Muscles

This month David is highlighting the splenius muscles. They work to extend and rotate the neck. Take a look at…
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Scalene Muscles

This month take a look at the scalene muscles. They work to stabilize and move the neck. They also assist…
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Sternocleidomastoid Muscle

This month I highlight the sternoleidomastoid (SCM) muscles in the neck. These muscles are important for both stabilization and movement…
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Leg Behind Head Pose and Neck Pain

Working with eka pada sirsasana (leg behind head) is the subject of this month’s question of the month. David offers…
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The Trapezius Muscle

The trapezius muscle is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual we describe its attachments and its functions in…
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Sun Salutations – Part 4 – The Look Up

Part 4 of the Sun Salutation Series explores the small but important movement of “looking up” after folding forward. There…