Yoga Anatomy Articles


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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Which Postures Strengthen Tensor Fascia Latae (TFL)?

Wondering how to strengthen the tensor fascia latae? Learn how the tensor fascia latae works in balance with other muscles…
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Yoga Affects Brain Structure And Function

Researchers suggest that yoga affects brain structure and function. Yoga practitioners had greater hippocampus tissue volume and prefrontal cortex activity.…
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Are Bandhas A Myth?

The bandhas can be understood as a multilayered concept including physical, energetic, metaphorical aspects and as an object of meditation.…
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Adjusting Janu Sirsasana A

Learn key ideas for how to effectively adjust janu sirsasana A. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in different stages…
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Should You Practice Through Pain In Yoga?

Should you ever practice through pain in yoga? Learn about different potential sources of pain and what those types of…
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How Should You Line Up The Feet In Downward Dog?

Should you line up the outsides of the feet with the edge of the mat in downward dog? Learn why…
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Can We Use Yoga To Manage Anxiety?

Recent research suggests that we can use yoga to manage anxiety. Further research is needed to discover what practices were…
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How To Practice Yoga When You Are Hypermobile

Read one practitioner’s experience in Ashtanga vinyasa yoga and suggestions for how to practice yoga when you are hypermobile.…
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How Do I Prevent Elbow Pain In Chaturanga?

Find out why too many repetitions can cause elbow pain in chaturanga by irritating the triceps attachment at the elbow.…
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Should You Tuck The Tailbone In Yoga?

Find out why the common verbal cue to tuck the tailbone in yoga postures such as utkatasana and warrior 1…
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How I Use The Knowledge Of Muscles To Help Students

Find out how to use the knowledge of muscles, their attachments, and their actions, to help students in their yoga…
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Why You Should Know Your Muscles

Learn why you should know your muscles. Find out the benefits of learning the attachments and actions of your muscles.…
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Hip Range Of Motion In Yoga

Recent research suggests hip range of motion in yoga may exceed the recommended end-range for those with a recent hip…
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An Anatomical Breakdown Of Leg Behind Head

Deconstruct the anatomy of leg behind head. Understand the anatomical components of this posture and gain insights into how to…
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How To Do Bhujapidasana – Are My Shins Too Long?

David explains why getting the shoulders deeply through the legs and then lifting the body off the floor are the…
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Should We Squeeze The Shoulder Blades Together In Upward Dog?

Learn why stabilization and depression of the scapulae is as important as squeezing the shoulder blades together in upward dog.…
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Can Yoga Practice Improve Immune System Function?

Research suggests that yoga practice can improve immune system function. More years of practice may increase the likelihood of this.…
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Adjusting Marichyasana C

Learn the key ideas for how to effectively adjust marichyasana C. Learn which adjustments are helpful in different stages of…
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What Is That Burning Sensation In The Lower Back After Forward Bends?

Learn why over-stretching connective tissue along the spine might contribute to feeling a burning sensation in the lower back after…
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Should The Sit Bones Be Down In Marichyasana?

Consider why we want to put the sit bones down in marichyasana A, B, C, and D and learn why…
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Can Yoga Practice Reduce Neck Pain?

Recent research that suggests that yoga practice may reduce chronic, non-specific neck pain for some practitioners, but not others.…