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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The Levator Scapulae Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the Levator Scapulae! It can definitely be a real “pain in the neck”…
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The Pectoralis Minor Muscle

The pectoralis minor is the muscle of the month. As usual we give a simple and straight forward presentation of…
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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 6 – Lowering Into Chaturanga

In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into…
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The Rhomboid Muscle

The rhomboid muscle is this months muscle of the month. What do the words mean, where does it attach, and…
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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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The Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

Latissimus Dorsi is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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Fingers Pointing Away In Purvottanasana?

Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advice please. What do you think of purvottanasana with fingers pointing…
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Frozen Shoulder and Yoga – Do They Go Together?

Frozen shoulder is technically called adhesive capsulitis. The question of whether you should be practicing yoga with a frozen shoulder…
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Subscapularis – Rotator Cuff Muscle

The subscapularis is the last of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff group and is the most…
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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…
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Infraspinatus and Teres Minor – Rotator Cuff Muscles

As we continue with the rotator cuff muscles, infraspinatus and teres minor are this month’s muscles of the month. We…
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Supraspinatus – Rotator Cuff Muscle

Supraspinatus is this month’s muscle of the month. This simple abductor of the shoulder joint is also the most commonly…
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Sun Salutations – Part 2 – Arms Up!

Sun Salutations are a vital part of any system of yoga. In this part of the series I will break…
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Your Shoulders in Upward Facing Dog

This is a play off an article I wrote for the newsletter back in May. That one was titled Your…
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Your Shoulders in Downward Facing Dog

I think we can all agree about one thing with regard to the shoulders in downward facing dog. None of…
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Just Blame Chaturanga by David Keil © 2010

I hear it in so many workshops. Chaturanga hurt my shoulder! As if chaturanga is a living breathing entity that…