Yoga Anatomy Articles


One of the most popular pages on the site is the Psoas Resources page. Check it out.

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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Effects Of Tight Hip Flexors On Posture

Tight hip flexors affect posture in many ways. They can affect movement in daily activities, sports, and our yoga practice.…
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The Psoas Muscle: Ultimate Guide

In an in-depth exploration of the psoas muscle, find out how psoas functions and dysfunctions. Learn how to stretch and…
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The Anatomy Of The Lift Up And Jump Back Transition

Anatomically, find out which muscles are key for initiating the challenging lift up and jump back transition in vinyasa styles…
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Is the Psoas Stretched in Supta Virasana?

Is supta viarasana really a psoas stretch? David explains the anatomical reasons why the psoas is not necessarily stretched in…
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Bakasana to Handstand: What Muscles are Used to Press Up?

So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex…
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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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Jump Back in Sun Salutations – Part 5

Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something…
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Your Core Muscles – Deeper Than You Think

Understanding the core muscles of the body is essential for any type of movement. In yoga it overlaps with strength,…
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The Psoas Muscle

The psoas muscle is extremely popular and talked about plenty. It’s still difficult for people to feel and find where…
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The Iliacus Muscle

This month’s “mucle of the month” is the iliacus muscle. Wondering where it attaches? What postures lengthen it? Which ones…
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Gluteal And Psoas Relationship For Yogis

Understand the gluteal and psoas muscular balance relationship, along with the potential problems that are related to it in yoga.…
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Is Your Hip Pinching In Twists?

Learn what might be happening, anatomically, when you have a pinching sensation in the front of your hip while doing…
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The ‘Almighty’ Psoas Muscle: Your Body’s Center of Movement by David Keil © 2005

The foundation of our bodies and our yoga practice lies at our feet. In order to incorporate both physical and…
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How Breathing Leads To Bandhas © 2010

Bandhas seem elusive. Breathing with the diaphragm, mental intention, and focus is the way to develop a relationship with our…
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Uddiyana Bandha Anatomically Speaking By David Keil © 2010

An anatomical explanation of uddiyana bandha and its relationship to the psoas muscle: Both bring your attention toward your center.…