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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Chaturanga Dandasana: There Is Only One Right Way To Do This Posture

Chaturanga dandasana, or low plank, is difficult for many yoga practitioners. Learn the fundamental principles for doing this pose properly.…
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Muscular Imbalance Created by Yoga Practice?

Does muscular action in yoga create an imbalance between pushing muscles and pulling muscles? Find out in this article!…
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A Comprehensive Guide To The Shoulder In Yoga

This post is a comprehensive look at the shoulder in its entirety. We share a detailed breakdown of the shoulder…
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Where Should Your Elbow Crease Point In Upward Dog?

What alignment should we look for in the elbow crease in upward dog? Learn why that’s related to the position…
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Should You Land In Chaturanga Or Plank?

Learn why developing strength in serratus anterior and shoulder girdle stability is important whether you land in chaturanga or plank.…
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What Is The Right Alignment In Chaturanga?

There is not one right alignment in chaturanga. Learn why some common cues for alignment in chaturanga don’t work for…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

Learn why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.…
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Adjusting Marichyasana C

David discusses the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different…
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Yoga Postures Stabilize The Shoulder Blade

Researchers found that some yoga postures show promise for use as a preventative therapy to stabilize the scapula and potentially…
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Should We Jump Into Plank Or Chaturanga Position?

This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these…
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Is Shoulder Range of Motion Restricting My Handstands And Arm Balances?

This month, David answers the question: Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? David shares some techniques for…
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Chaturanga and Shoulder Injuries in Yoga – What’s Going On?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? David reports on the experiences of our survey of 2000+…
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Pectoralis Major Muscle

This month’s muscle is pectoralis major. We’ll take a look at where it attaches in the body, what actions it…
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Frozen Shoulder And Yoga: How To Work With It?

This month’s question comes from Shirley, who asks about frozen shoulder and yoga. How do you modify practice for this…
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Winged Scapula, What Are Those Shoulder Blades Doing?

This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades…
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Sun Salutation 9 – Downward Facing Dog – You’ve Arrived!

I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders…
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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The triceps brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s our muscle of the month. Where does…
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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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Binding Marichyasana C, Which Muscles Prevent It?

The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual,…
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The Teres Major Muscle

Teres major is this month’s muscle of the month. Get information on where this muscle is, where it attaches, its…
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The Brachialis Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the brachialis muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means, where…