Yoga Anatomy


The articles below demystify yoga anatomy, offering accessible guidance on alignment cues, asana techniques, injury prevention, and more. Learn how to activate individual muscles in your body, and then how to translate that awareness to your students with effective teaching cues and hands-on assists. Explore yoga poses and sequences that target specific musculature; and find out how to modify those asana to increase effectiveness and reduce injury. Deepening your body awareness will both improve your personal practice and advance your yoga teaching career.

Recent Posts for Yoga Anatomy & Techniques

November 6, 2018

Inside the Top Yoga Injuries + How to Prevent Them

Yoga injuries are more common than one yogi might think, so learn more about the top yoga injuries and how you can prevent them in your practice.
July 12, 2018

Top 4 Yoga Poses to Strengthen the Quadratus Lumborum

The Quadratus Lumborum muscle can get overworked due to prolonged sitting or standing, especially with poor posture. Here are some postures to help stretch and strengthen the QL to ease back pain and prevent pain.
March 15, 2018

Back to Basics: How to Ease Into Lord of the Dance Pose

Natarajasana, or Lord of the Dance pose, is a pose symbolic of both transformation and of maintaining internal bliss amidst chaos.
February 20, 2018

The Magic of Proper Alignment in Your Yoga Practice

Proper alignment in yoga should be practiced consistently for optimum health, strength, flexibility, of the body and mind.
January 8, 2018
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Say Goodbye to Sciatic Nerve Pain With These Yoga Poses

Soothe and relieve sciatic nerve pain without medication by practicing these 8 simple yoga poses tailored to sciatica relief.
January 2, 2018
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Back to Basics: Take Flight With Crow Pose

Crow pose is the first arm balance that yogis learn—it takes more trust than strength to execute this particular pose. However, once you’ve gotten the hand of Crow pose, all other arm balances become simple.
October 3, 2017
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Straighten Up: 8 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Posture

Yoga is a great way to help reduce the effects of our current sedentary, high-tech lifestyles. Try these eight gratifying poses to improve your posture.
September 26, 2017
Chaturanga dandasana

Back to Basics: How to Ease Into Chaturanga Dandasana

Chaturanga Dandasana is an advanced pose that strengthens and tones your upper body, core, and legs. Learn how you can ease into this pose with these tips!