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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Over-doing The Abdominals In Yoga Practice

Learn how to tell if you’re over-doing the abdominals in your yoga practice and find out what the common sources…
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How Important Is Alignment In Ashtanga Yoga?

Find out when and why alignment in Ashtanga yoga is important. And, find out when to emphasize function over form.…
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How Do You Breathe In Backbends?

Reducing tension on the ribcage, and increasing your focus on the breath, can help you breathe in backbends with more…
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Why Am I Feeling Weight In Headstand In My Elbows?

To evenly distribute the weight in headstand, allowing the pelvis to tilt is necessary, as is engaging serratus anterior.…
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How To Do Bakasana B

What are the anatomical keys to bakasana B? Learn the anatomy and relevant techniques for evolving this challenging pose.…
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Alignment In Triangle Pose: What’s Correct?

Learn why the style of triangle pose and tensional patterns throughout the whole chain of joints affect our alignment in…
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Balancing Effort And Ease: Are You Working Too Hard In Yoga?

Balancing effort and ease is an important part of your yoga practice. Here are some tips to determine if you’re…
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When To Use Belly Breathing Versus Breathing With Bandhas

Belly breathing and breathing with bandha create different qualities. Learn why that technique is for yoga practice, not daily life.…
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Adjusting Downward Dog

Learn how to work with several different intentions in both the lower body and the upper body when adjusting downward…
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Adjusting Janu Sirsasana A

Learn key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

Should you line up the outsides of the feet with the edge of the mat in downward dog? Learn why…
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How To Practice Yoga When You Are Hypermobile

Read one practitioner’s experience in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and suggestions for how to practice yoga when you are hypermobile.…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Leg Behind Head

Deconstruct the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to…
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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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Should The Sit Bones Be Down In Marichyasana?

Consider why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and learn why…
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What Are We Doing In Garbha Pindasana And Kukkutasana?

Explore the anatomy of what is happening in garbha pindasana and kukkutasana and learn techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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Should You Walk The Feet In For Downward Dog?

Learn why the interrelationship between postures, intention, and body proportions all affect whether to walk the feet in for downward…
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Should We Be Trying To Stack The Hips In Triangle Pose?

Learn why the anatomy of the hips affects our intention to stack the hips in triangle pose and how we…
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What’s Happening In Kurmasana and Supta Kurmasana?

Breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explore techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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Should The Heels Be Lined Up In Revolved Triangle?

Learn why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to align…