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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How To Do Bakasana B

David helps us understand the anatomy that is key to bakasana B. He then shares some technique for evolving this…
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Alignment In Triangle Pose: What’s Correct?

David explains why the style of the triangle pose and the tensional patterns expressed through the whole chain of joints…
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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

David explains that belly breathing and breathing with bandhas create two different qualities. He shares why breathing with bandhas is…
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Adjusting Downward Dog

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

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

David discusses the cue to line up the outsides of the feet with the outsides of the mat in downward…
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How To Practice Yoga When You Are Hypermobile

One of David’s students shares her experience and suggestions for how to practice yoga when you are hypermobile.…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Leg Behind Head

In this article, David deconstructs the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

David explains why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward…
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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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Should The Sit Bones Be Down In Marichyasana?

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

David describes the anatomy of what is happening in garbha pindasana and kukkutasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging…
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Should You Walk The Feet In For Downward Dog?

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

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

David breaks down the anatomy of kurmasana and supta kurmasana and explores techniques for evolving these challenging postures.…
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Should The Heels Be Lined Up In Revolved Triangle And Warrior Pose?

David explains why having the heels lined up in revolved triangle and similar poses is not the only way to…
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What Are We Doing In Bhujapidasana?

David describes the anatomy of what is happening in bhujapidasana and explores techniques for evolving this challenging posture.…
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Should The Knee Go In Front Of The Ankle In Yoga?

David explains when it’s okay for us to place the knee in front of the ankle in poses like side…
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Why Is Navasana (Boat Pose) So Hard?

In this article, David explores the anatomy of navasana. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve it.…
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An Anatomical Breakdown of Marichyasana D

In this article, David explores the anatomy of marichyasana D. Understand the intentions for this posture and how to evolve…