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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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…
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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…
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The Biceps Brachii Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the biceps brachii muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means,…
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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 month’s 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?

Why is it easier to have your fingers pointed away in purvottanasana yoga posture? This little video will tell you…
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Frozen Shoulder and Yoga – Do They Go Together?

Frozen shoulder and yoga practice? Frozen shoulder often has no known cause, but here are some thoughts on what you…
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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…