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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Jump Back in Sun Salutations – Part 5

Now that we have established some hand foundation in Part 4 of this sun salutation series, let me say something…
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Why Is Doing Lotus Pose Upside Down Easier?

I currently have left medial knee pain when attempting full lotus pose so for now I only take things as…
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The Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

Latissimus dorsi is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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Observing Yoga Students Before Adjusting Their Posture

There is no better place to start discussing yoga adjustments than with what initially creates our desire to adjust or…
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Fingers Pointing Away In Purvottanasana?

Good morning David. Greetings from New Zealand. A little advice please. What do you think of purvottanasana with fingers pointing…
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The Serratus Anterior Muscle

Serratus anterior is this month’s muscle of the month. As usual, we put it into simple terms. What does the…
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What Are Those Popping Sounds?

A reader submitted a question asking what those popping sounds are when practicing yoga. Are there different types? What does…
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Frozen Shoulder and Yoga – Do They Go Together?

Frozen shoulder and yoga practice? Frozen shoulder often has no known cause, but here are some thoughts on what you…
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Subscapularis – Rotator Cuff Muscle

The subscapularis is the last of the four muscles that make up the rotator cuff group and is the most…
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Sun Salutations – Part 4 – The Look Up

Part 4 of the Sun Salutation Series explores the small but important movement of “looking up” after folding forward. There…
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Infraspinatus and Teres Minor – Rotator Cuff Muscles

As we continue with the rotator cuff muscles, infraspinatus and teres minor are this month’s muscles of the month. We…
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Sun Salutations – Part 3 – The Forward Fold

In part 3 of the Sun Salutation series we look at the forward fold that happens after you raise your…
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Supraspinatus – Rotator Cuff Muscle

Supraspinatus is this month’s muscle of the month. This simple abductor of the shoulder joint is also the most commonly…
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Sun Salutations – Part 2 – Arms Up!

Sun Salutations are a vital part of any system of yoga. In this part of the series I will break…
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The Hamstrings

This month’s muscle of the month focus is on the hamstrings group. The hamstrings are a very powerful group of…
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Sun Salutations – Part 1 – Tadasana

Sun Salutations are a vital part of any system of yoga. In this series I will break down all of…
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The Quadriceps Muscles

The last three quadriceps muscles are this month’s muscles of the month. We put them together because these three out…
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Injuries in Yoga – Framing the Conversation

Injuries in yoga are not so uncommon. Let’s take a look at some context for why and how injuries occur…
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The Rectus Femoris Muscle

The rectus femoris muscle is one of the four muscles that makes up the quadricep group of muscles. It is…
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Your Core Muscles – Deeper Than You Think

Understanding the core muscles of the body is essential for any type of movement. In yoga it overlaps with strength,…
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The Psoas Muscle

The psoas muscle is extremely popular and talked about plenty. It’s still difficult for people to feel and find where…