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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What Do Non-practitioners Think About Yoga?

Non-practitioners primarily thought yoga had positive effects on physical and mental health, and few perceived negative effects.…
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How Do I Balance Opening My Hips In Yoga With Stability For Running?

Opening the hips in yoga for poses like lotus can be in conflict with creating stability for activities like running.…
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Drishti: Gazing Practice Bridges The External And The Internal

Drishti practice incorporates focusing your external gaze on a fixed point with the intention of also holding your mental focus…
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Can Yoga Improve Balance In Elderly Men?

Yoga improved balance compared to a control group in the study we summarize here. Good balance is important for aging…
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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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Are So-Called Extreme Asanas In Ashtanga Yoga Injurious In The Long Term?

So-called extreme poses in Ashtanga aren’t necessarily injurious. They simply require caution and an understanding of the risks.…
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Health And Wellness Benefits Of Yoga

Research studies published in 2020 reported many health benefits of yoga including positive impacts on mental and physical wellness.…
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Why Do My Elbows Come Up In Headstand?

Proportions, technique, and lack of engagement with serratus anterior can all lead to having the elbows come up in headstand.…
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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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How Does Yoga Benefit Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Yoga may benefit musculoskeletal disorders by increasing strength and mobility and by reducing pain. However, more research is needed to…
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Do Yoga Practitioners Get More Injuries In Cold Climates?

Perhaps surprisingly, there is no correlation between greater yoga injuries when practicing yoga in cold climates.…
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How To Bind Marichyasana C And Other Bound Twists

Learning to bind Marichyasana C, like other seated bound twists, requires establishing a stable base, before reaching the arm to…
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Can Yoga Help Older Adults Maintain A Healthy Gait?

Some aspects of gait initiation positively increased in yoga practitioners compared with walkers in the older population studied.…
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How Do I Work With Hip Impingement In Yoga?

Before working with a hip impingement in yoga, find out whether you have an existing bony deformity or tight muscles…
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Anatomy Of Triang Mukhaikapada Paschimottanasana And Krounchasana

Both triang mukhaikapada paschimottanasana and krounchasana require that we lengthen tissues for internal hip rotation and forward bending.…
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Standing Yoga Poses Vary In Their Joint Force And Physical Demands

The joint force passing through knees, hips, and ankles varied in standing yoga poses. This has implications for rehabilitation using…
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Can I Learn How To Do Dropbacks On A Wall?

Learning dropbacks on a wall is not ideal for the long term. You can form habits that won’t serve you…
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What Does Long-term Ashtanga Practice Really Look Like?

Those with a long-term Ashtanga practice typically practice consistently at home, rarely watch videos of Ashtanga, and focus on subtle…
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How Is Muscle Activation Different In Yoga Transitions Versus Static Poses?

The research study we summarize here suggests that muscle activation is greater during dynamic transitions than during static poses.…
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Why Can’t I Bind Supta Kurmasana And Pasasana?

Proportions, flexibility of shoulders for internal rotation, and the amount of hip flexion you have will all affect how easy…
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Flexibility And Stretching In Yoga

Yoga and stretching both increase our flexibility. However, while increased flexibility is a benefit of yoga, it’s not the main…