Yoga Anatomy Articles


We have divided anatomy into three main sections, Upper Limb, Lower Limb, and Torso.More specifically we talk about shoulders, foot, hip, hamstrings, psoas, and SI joint.

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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The Knee Part 2 by David Keil © 2005 Enlightened Practice Magazine

In Part 1 of this article we left off looking at the deepest, most intrinsic structures that make the knee…
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The Knee Part 1 by David Keil © 2005 Enlightened Practice Magazine

In our last article, we looked at the part of our anatomy that grounds us, literally, the feet. Making our…
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Foot Foundation by David Keil © 2005

Those wonderful glorious feet, unfortunately, kept in containers (shoes) most of the day. Poor things have quite a responsibility in…
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Got Sit Bone Pain? – What To Do With That Hamstring © 2010

I was in the DC area this month and saw a student that I knew from a previous workshop. At…
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How Breathing Leads to Bandhas © 2010

In the last two newsletters I’ve covered both mula and uddiyana bandhas from an anatomical point of view. I feel…
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Just Blame Chaturanga by David Keil © 2010

I hear it in so many workshops. Chaturanga hurt my shoulder! As if chaturanga is a living breathing entity that…
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Inner Knee Pain – Lotus Not Blooming by David Keil © 2010

As much as I’ve already written about the knee, it never seems to be enough. I often take a poll…
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Mula Bandha Anatomically Speaking by David Keil © 2010

The bandhas (mula bandha specifically) are perhaps the most difficult aspect to grasp in the practice of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.…
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Uddiyana Bandha Anatomically Speaking by David Keil © 2010

In the last piece about mula bandha and its relationship to the pelvic floor muscles I alluded to the muscle…
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Piriformis – A real pain in the …

A Real Pain in the…. Piriformis I love tackling the “buzz” word muscles and topics. Piriformis fits into a category…
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Simple Preparation for Lotus Posture – Video

I video taped this like 6 months ago and finally finished the edits necessary. It was part of an experiment…
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So, You Wanna Do A handstand…

Doesn’t everyone want to be able to do a handstand in the middle of the room? I can’t tell you…
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Thinking of Neuromuscular Patterns and Practice

Something I often talk about is our neuromuscular patterns. What are they? How do we develop them? Do they help…
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Subjective or Objective

I feel the need for a fresh post. This is directly related to the “debate” I use that terms loosely…
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Nutation Counternutation

As a preface, there was an original question asking if someone could explain what nutation and counternutation actually were and…

Final Sharath Conference

I thought I’d share my final thoughts on the Sharath Conferences at Purple Valley in Goa. In the last week…

Sharath Conference

Conference. was actually on the 20th. We have conference 3 times a week on various topics but they started in…
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Anatomy Question #1

Since I’ve been here at Purple Valley I’ve been asked a couple of questions regarding anatomy or truly as a…

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