Yoga Anatomy Articles


The upper limb focuses on a variety of posts that include, shoulders, chaturanga, handstand, rotator-cuff, serratus-anterior and more...

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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Elbow Pain: Finding the Source of Your Elbow Tendinitis

This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing…
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What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice?

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice? This is the second post that lays out the basic data…
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Assessing the Impacts of Yoga Asana – Survey Summary

The Yoga Anatomy Research Project (YARP) – This first post lays out the fundamental information that we gathered. It is…
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Sit Bone Pain – 2017 Update

There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that…
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Adductor Magnus Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the…
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What’s Your Intention With That Adjustment?

Intention: What is it that we want to communicate to the student in this moment?…and why?…
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Lotus – Right Leg First?

There are two answers to the question of whether we should always put our right foot into lotus first? One…
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Sun Salutation 9 – Downward Facing Dog – You’ve Arrived!

I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders…
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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The triceps brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s our muscle of the month. Where does…
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Bakasana to Handstand: What Muscles are Used to Press Up?

So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex…
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Binding Marichyasana C, Which Muscles Prevent It?

The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual,…
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The Teres Major Muscle

Teres major is this month’s muscle of the month. Get information on where this muscle is, where it attaches, its…
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What’s the difference between fuzz and scar tissue?

What’s the difference between the “fuzz” and scar tissue? This month I answered this question submitted through the website.…
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Sun Salutations 8 – Tricks for Up Dog to Down Dog

Transitioning from Up Dog to Down Dog can be as simple as flipping your feet. Why not take advantage of…
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The Brachialis Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the brachialis muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means, where…
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Forward Folds With A Rounded Spine?

Should we be rounding our spine when we do forward bends? Well, do you want a traditional answer or an…
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The Biceps Brachii Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the biceps brachii muscle. We break down the muscle, what the name means,…
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Si Joint and Hamstring Relationship

An imbalance of tension between the hamstrings on the right and left sides can lead to pelvic imbalances. This can…
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Is Yoga Tearing Labrums?

Is yoga tearing labrums? The answer to that question is not so simple. Reports of labral tears do seem to…
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The Levator Scapulae Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the levator scapulae! It can definitely be a real “pain in the neck”…
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Do I Have a Trapped Nerve?

In this Question of the Month a student ask: A student asks: Do I have a “trapped nerve”? I give…