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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How Should We Position The Hands For Arm Balances?

The exact position of the hands in arm balances matters less than whether you’re engaging serratus anterior to stabilize the…
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The Truth About Headstand In Yoga

Learn headstand in yoga by going step by step. Build the pose from the base, control the pelvis, and lift…
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Practicing Yoga With Hyperextended Elbows

Some shoulder pain could be related to practicing yoga with hyperextended elbows since the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder make…
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What’s Happening In the Shoulders In Prasarita Padottanasana C?

Flexibility of all muscles that surround the shoulder girdle can affect the mobility of the shoulders in prasarita padottanasana C.…
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Upper Crossed Syndrome And Yoga

Learn about the muscular imbalance pattern of upper crossed syndrome. Find out how we can use yoga to help rebalance…
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The Rotator Cuff And Yoga

Learn why maintaining the right balance of tension among the rotator cuff muscles can help prevent shoulder pain in yoga.…
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Is Your Pain Really A Shoulder Impingement?

Find out why that pinchy pain is probably not a shoulder impingement. Learn how to modify common yoga postures for…
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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

Learn the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments are helpful in different stages of…
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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?

Is shoulder rotation restricting my handstands and arm balances? Learn some techniques for distinguishing between anatomical restriction and muscular tightness…
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Chaturanga And Shoulder Injuries In Yoga – What’s Going On?

When are yoga practitioners most at risk for shoulder injuries? Learn about the experiences of our survey of 2000+ practitioners…
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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…