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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Tristhāna: The Essence Of The Ashtanga Yoga Method

The elements of the tristhāna in Ashtanga Yoga: breath, bandha, and drishti, are the foundation of our work in primary…
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How Accurate Are Weekly Logs Of Home Yoga Practice?

Practitioners recorded formal home yoga practice accurately on a weekly log when compared to a daily yoga practice log.…
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Why Is My Back Rounded In Forward Bends?

The likely reason that your back is rounded in forward bends is that your hamstrings are tight. Tight lateral gluteals…
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How To Do Janu Sirsasana A

Janu sirsasana A is a great posture for increasing your external hip rotation with less pressure on your knees than…
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What Are The Gluteal Muscles Doing In Yoga Poses?

The activation of the gluteal muscles in the lifted leg of half moon and warrior three yoga poses was high…
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How Do I Open My Hips And Hamstrings For Forward Bending?

Consistent, frequent yoga practice and scaling back on activities like running can help open tight hips and hamstrings for forward…
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How Is Yoga Presented On Instagram?

Few yoga posts on Instagram shared something about the contemplative or spiritual aspects of yoga. Most focused on physical appearance.…
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Myth: Everyone Should Do The Full Expression Of Poses Before Adding A New Pose

Whether you are doing full expression of poses is only one factor to consider before adding more postures to your…
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How Can I Work With Scoliosis In My Yoga Practice?

When working with scoliosis in yoga practice, you may have to choose in poses like down dog, whether to balance…
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Adjusting Baddha Konasana

Adjusting baddha konasana involves observing and responding to a student’s external hip rotation and forward bending patterns.…
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Can Yoga Help Adolescents Manage Their Anger?

Yoga may help adolescents manage anger by increasing the parasympathetic aspect of the autonomic nervous system.…
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Is It Okay To Adjust The Feet In Downward Dog?

What’s more important than how you adjust your feet in downward dog is whether you start the movement from up…
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Myth: Everyone Should Do Dropbacks Before Starting Second Series

Doing dropbacks before beginning second series in Ashtanga makes sense only if the student has a comfortable steady full wheel…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

A personalized nine-month yoga treatment had a very positive impact on fibromyalgia symptoms in the single-patient case study summarized here.…
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Where Is This Knee Pain In Backbends Coming From?

Common sources of outer knee pain in backbends include tension in tensor fascia latae (TFL) and the iliotibial band (IT…
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Does Yoga Experience Affect Heart Rate Variability?

Yoga experience had a limited effect on heart rate variability, but it contributed generally to balancing the nervous system in…
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What To Know About Spinal Disc Dysfunction And Yoga

When concerned about spinal disc dysfunction and yoga, pay extra attention to how you approach forward bends, twists, and deep…
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Why Does My Leg Go Numb In Full Lotus?

If your leg goes numb in full lotus, due to compression or stretching of nerves or reduced blood flow, you…
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How Are We Teaching The Ashtanga Practice?

When teaching Ashtanga, instructors balance the structure of the Ashtanga practice with tools to adapt the practice to the individual.…
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Can Yoga Help Manage Schizophrenia Symptoms?

Yoga treatments improved quality of life for those suffering with schizophrenia and moderately reduced some symptoms of the disorder.…
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How Does Breathing Technique In Ashtanga Affect Our Nervous System?

Our breathing technique in Ashtanga may sometimes increase our sympathetic response in the short term, but ideally, we work towards…