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

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.
April 18, 2019
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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
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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.
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.