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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Effects Of Social Media Yoga Videos On Ashtanga Yoga

Some practitioners reported that videos of Ashtanga yoga on social media teach and inspire them, while others felt discouraged.…
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How Does Ashtanga Yoga Affect Our Brain?

Research summarized here suggests yoga may positively affect our brain by changing activity levels in specific areas. Areas of our…
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Why Is My Mid-back Sore In Urdhva Dhanurasana?

Learn why trying too hard to engage the muscles of the back can result in the mid-back feeling sore in…
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When Do Practitioners Modify Their Ashtanga Yoga Practice?

Find out when and how practitioners modify their Ashtanga yoga practice based on our survey of more than 900 people.…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Depression Symptoms?

Research suggests yoga can help manage depression symptoms when used as one part of a larger plan of treatment.…
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Should I Hug My Elbows Into The Ribs In Chaturanga?

Learn why you might choose not to hug your elbows into your ribs in chaturanga. Instead, focus on strengthening serratus…
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Can Yoga Help Young Adults Manage Stress?

Recent research suggests that yoga can help young adults manage stress by offering a tool to help regulate their autonomic…
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Effects Of Tight Hip Flexors On Posture

Tight hip flexors affect posture in many ways. They can affect movement in daily activities, sports, and our yoga practice.…
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Mental, Emotional, And Spiritual Effects Of Ashtanga Yoga: Survey Project Overview

We surveyed more than 900 practitioners to learn more about the mental, emotional, and spiritual effects of Ashtanga yoga.…
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How Is Yoga Different From Meditation?

Learn how yoga is related to meditation. Developing steady concentration in our yoga asana practice is the foundation for meditation.…
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Is It Worth It To Screen Yoga Students For Injuries?

Research was inconclusive regarding when it’s most important for yoga teachers to screen new yoga students to help prevent injuries.…
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The Rotator Cuff And Yoga

Learn why maintaining the right balance of tension among the rotator cuff muscles can help prevent shoulder pain in yoga.…
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How Do I Control My Core In Headstand?

Learn why setting up your foundation correctly is just as important as engaging your core for stability in headstand.…
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Are There Psychological Benefits From An Hour Of Yoga?

There seem to be psychological benefits of yoga. Yoga practice may increase some positive emotions and psychological resources. Effects of…
Featured image for “Is Your Pain Really A Shoulder Impingement?”

Is Your Pain Really A Shoulder Impingement?

Find out why that pinchy pain is probably not a shoulder impingement. Learn how to modify common yoga postures for…
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Yin Yoga And The Myth That Ashtanga is Yang

Learn why yin yoga and Ashtanga are not mutually exclusive. Use your breathing to cultivate different qualities in your Ashtanga…
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Can Verbal Cuing In Yoga Influence Its Effects?

Physical versus philosophical verbal cuing in yoga didn’t affect body awareness, mindfulness, positive affect, or spirituality differently.…
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Is Locking My Knee In Forward Bends Causing My Knee Pain?

What’s the difference between straight legs and locked knees? There may be an appropriate time to keep your knees straight…
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The Psoas Muscle: Ultimate Guide

In an in-depth exploration of the psoas muscle, find out how psoas functions and dysfunctions. Learn how to stretch and…
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Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series: Is It All About Forward Bending?

Find out why the primary series of Ashtanga is not really about forward bending, but is actually an opportunity to…
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Why Can’t I Push Up Into Urdhva Dhanurasana?

Find out what’s restricting your ability to push up into urdhva dhanurasana. The most likely reason is tightness, not lack…