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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Ashtanga Practice Without A Teacher: What Do I Do?

It can hard to maintain an Ashtanga practice when you don’t have a teacher nearby. In this post, one of…
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Winged Scapula, What Are Those Shoulder Blades Doing?

This month’s question asks about winged scapula. What is winged scapula? When should you be concerned about the shoulder blades…
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Jump Forward in Sun Salutations: Part 10, A Return to the Beginning

When jumping forward in sun salutations, we are really jumping up and forward. We have to resist gravity with the…
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Negative Experiences In Yoga Practice: What Do Practitioners Report?

What Negative Experiences In Yoga Practice Are Practitioners Reporting? While slightly more than half of respondents did report having some…
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The Adductor Muscles

This month’s muscle focus is the adductor group. We’ll take a look at where they attach in the body, what…
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How Do You Know What Yoga Practice To Do When You’re Injured?

I get lots of questions about how to do yoga practice when you’re injured. In this post, we’ll guide you…
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Elbow Pain: Finding the Source of Your Elbow Tendinitis

This month’s question comes from Jade. She asked a question about elbow pain in yoga practice. What might be causing…
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What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice?

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Yoga Practice? This is the second post that lays out the basic data…
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Assessing the Impacts of Yoga Asana – Survey Summary

The Yoga Anatomy Research Project (YARP) – This first post lays out the fundamental information that we gathered. It is…
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Sit Bone Pain – 2017 Update

There have been a couple of overlapping issues to the original article on Sit Bone Pain. It just shows that…
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Adductor Magnus Muscle

This month’s muscle of the month is the adductor magnus. We’ll take a look at where it attaches on the…
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What’s Your Intention With That Adjustment?

Intention: What is it that we want to communicate to the student in this moment?…and why?…
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Lotus – Right Leg First?

There are two answers to the question of whether we should always put our right foot into lotus first? One…
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Sun Salutation 9 – Downward Facing Dog – You’ve Arrived!

I hear so many questions about downward facing dog. Where should your feet and hands be? Where should your shoulders…
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Triceps Brachii Muscle

The triceps brachii is located on the posterior of the upper arm. It’s our muscle of the month. Where does…
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Bakasana to Handstand: What Muscles are Used to Press Up?

So this month’s question comes from Jessica Payne and she asked a very simple question, well, she asked a complex…
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Binding Marichyasana C, Which Muscles Prevent It?

The question of the month was: Which muscles or muscle groups prevent me from binding in Marichyasana C? As usual,…
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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…