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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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…
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How Much Muscular Engagement Do I need?

In this Question of the Month a student asks: “How much muscular engagement do we need in yoga?” It’s a…
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Adjusting Yoga Postures… Why Bother?

Doing adjustments or assists while our students are practicing yoga can be beneficial in a number of ways as we’ll…
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Sun Salutations – Part 7 – Upward Facing Dog

In Part 7 of the Sun Salutation Series we move from chaturanga dandasana to upward facing dog. Sometimes it’s the…
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Why The Emphasis On Forward Bending?

In this question of the month a student asked why there is such an emphasis on forward bending and stretching…
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The Pectoralis Minor Muscle

The pectoralis minor is the muscle of the month. As usual we give a simple and straight forward presentation of…
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Students with Labral Tears?

In this question of the month a student asked about Labral Tears for her existing population of students. Labral tears…
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Yoga Adjustments and Good Body Mechanics

Positioning yourself relative to the person you’re adjusting is one place where good body mechanics show up. Depending on your…
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The Trapezius Muscle

The trapezius muscle is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual we describe its attachments and its functions in…
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Yoga Adjustments: Feel and Sense What’s Going On!

At the heart of putting your hands on someone to adjust or assist them in a yoga posture is the…
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Sun Salutations Part 6 – Lowering Into Chaturanga

In part 6 of the Sun Salutation series we take a closer look at the landing and lowering down into…
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The Rhomboid Muscle

The rhomboid muscle is this month’s muscle of the month. What do the words mean, where does it attach, and…