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

April 18, 2019
downward dog

Get Your Daily Dose of Downward Dog

Often called Downward Dog, this pose offers a myriad of health benefits for both the mind and body. Here are five great reasons to “get down, dog” daily!
April 4, 2019
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Don’t Let Salamba Sarvangasana Send You Running

There’s a Shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) variation for yogis of all levels. These four variations progress from easiest to most difficult.
February 25, 2019
mermaid pose

Mermaid Pose in All Its Glory

Dive deeper into Mermaid pose and learn to stretch the hip flexors and quadriceps.
December 4, 2018

Yoga Mistakes That Can Cause Knee Pain + How to Prevent It

There are so many ways prevent knee pain from occurring during yoga! Here are the most common poses that have the highest risk of knee pain and tips for preventing it.
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.