Yoga Anatomy Articles


Standing postures use our feet and legs as our base. They're fundamental postures in most styles of yoga asana practice.

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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What’s Restricting Me In Seated Wide-Legged Forward Bend?

This month David answers the question: what’s restricting me in wide-legged forward bend? He explains that the culprits could include…
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Does Frequency Of Yoga Practice Matter?

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares that doing a yoga practice at least 5 days…
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Fibularis Longus Muscle (Peroneus Longus Muscle)

This month I highlight the fibularis longus muscle (peroneus longus muscle). Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what…
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What Is The Core Anyway?

In this article, learn about the history and three philosophies that influenced our modern day understanding of what the core…
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Why Should We Open Our Hips In Yoga And Lengthen Our Hamstrings?

This month David answers the question, why should we open our hips in yoga and lengthen our hamstrings? David explains…
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The Tibialis Anterior Muscle

This month I highlight the tibialis anterior muscle. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and…
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Yoga Contributed to Healing from Pain and Injury

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences of contexts in which yoga contributed to…
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What Are The Risks Of Hyperextending The Knees In Dandasana?

This month David answers the question: What are the risks of hyperextending the knees in dandasana? David explains why there…
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Adjusting Standing Forward Bend: Where Is Your Intention?

David discusses the key ideas for safely and effectively adjusting standing forward bend. Learn which adjustments might be helpful in…
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The Soleus Muscles

This month I highlights the soleus muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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Is Yoga Safe? – Injury In Yoga

In this article, David sums up the conversation on injury in yoga. He suggests a new conversation that empowers yoga…
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SI Joint Pain In Warrior 1: How Should I Work With It?

This month David answers the question: How should I work with SI joint pain in warrior 1? David describes how…
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What Are Our Intentions In Parsvottanasana?

David breaks down parsvottanasana or intense side-stretching pose. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in this posture. Understand what…
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The Gastrocnemius Muscles

This month I highlight the gastrocnemius muscles. Learn where these lower leg muscles are found, what they do, and what…
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What’s Driving Yoga Injuries?

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences of yoga injuries and the contexts in…
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Should We Jump Into Plank Or Chaturanga Position?

This month, David answers the question: Should we jump into plank or chaturanga position? David describes the difference between these…
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How Do You Create A Strong Yoga Practice?

In this post, David answers the question: how do I create a strong yoga practice? David discusses what it means…
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Internal and External Intercostal Muscles

This month I highlight the internal and external intercostal muscles. Take a look at where these important breathing muscles attach,…
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Yoga Injuries: When Do They Happen?

Based on our survey of over 2000 yoga practitioners, David shares practitioners’ experiences with types of injuries in yoga and…
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How Do I Work With A Long Torso And Short Femurs In Yoga?

This month, David responds to the question: How do I work with a long torso and short femurs? David highlights…
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What Are Our Intentions In Standing Wide-legged Forward Bend?

David breaks down variations of standing wide-legged forward bend. Learn what components allow or restrict movement in different versions of…