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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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…
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The Iliacus Muscle

This month’s “mucle of the month” is the iliacus muscle. Wondering where it attaches? What postures lengthen it? Which ones…
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Practicing Yoga With A Herniated Disc?

If you are practicing yoga with a herniated disc, there are some very specific dos and don’ts. Be careful and…
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The Gluteus Minimus Muscle

Gluteus minimus is this month’s muscle of the month. All of the basics are covered here: where it attaches, what…
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Working With Wrist Pain In Yoga?

Wrist pain in yoga is fairly common. There are many considerations when evaluating pain and/or injury of the wrist during…
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The Deltoid Muscle

The deltoid muscle is the latest Muscle of the Month here on Yoganatomy.com. Where does the name come from? Where…
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What are Trigger Points?

Trigger points are extremely common. It is essential to know about them if you assess students complaining about chronic or…
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The Piriformis Muscle

The piriformis muscle is very popular and it is this month’s Muscle of the Month. Here is a nice and…
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Quadratus Lumborum

Quadratus lumborum is a popular muscle and talked about often. Details about quadratus lumborum are discussed in a way that…
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Women’s Flexibility a Liability (in Yoga) ???

Here I discuss the recently published article by William J. Broad in the New York Times, titled Women’s Flexibility Is…
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Working With Sit Bone Pain and Achy Hamstrings

Do you have sit bone pain or an aching hamstring? Here is a PNF technique that may help people with…