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

August 1, 2019

Teach Your Students How to Rock Warrior II

Learn the anatomical focuses and teaching cues necessary to rock Warrior II.
July 30, 2019
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Yoga Props to Support a Healthier Spine

While props can be beneficial, they can also place a practitioner at greater risk for injury if not utilized properly - learn the effects of each prop and how you can benefit from each.
July 25, 2019
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Yoga and Shoulders: It’s a Scapular Matter Part 2

Deepening our knowledge of the shoulder joints and the structures that stabilize these joints can elevate your practice and prevent future injuries.
July 23, 2019

What You Need to Know About Yoga and Spinal Health

Even though many yoga instructors may not have the same training as a Physical Therapist, there are considerations we can familiarize ourselves with that will protect our students with back pain.
July 18, 2019

Yoga and Shoulders: It’s A Scapular Matter

Deepen your knowledge of scapular dyskinesis and the importance of developing a yoga practice that is focused on both stability and balanced movement.
July 16, 2019
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Inside The World of Yoga and Anatomy

While learning yoga and anatomy it can become daunting, it is important to know that it just takes time and application of information.
July 2, 2019
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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.
June 4, 2019
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Yoga Teachers: Get That Dirt off Your Shoulderstand

Everything you need to know to guide your students into a comfortable and safe Shoulderstand.