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

June 7, 2016
wheel pose

Urdhva Dhanurasana: Bend It Like It’s Hot

Preparing for backbends doesn’t require a lengthy practice. Try these preparatory poses before you take on Urdhva Dhanurasana.
April 13, 2016
downward dog

Teach Your Old Downward Dog New (Alignment) Tricks

Downward Dog can be complex, which is why it’s important that you master its alignment. Here are six tips to prevent unnecessary strain on the body.
March 31, 2016
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!
March 7, 2016
7 day yoga challenge

The 7-Day Challenge: Yoga Poses for Back Pain

These seven yoga poses for back pain are designed to stretch and strengthen the back and core muscles without excessive bending and twisting.
March 2, 2016
yogasmic poses

Yoga and Sex: The New Netflix and Chill

These five yogasmic poses bring awareness to your body and improve the way you connect with yourself and your partner—in yoga and sex.
February 24, 2016
abdominal massage

Settle Your Stomach with Abdominal Massage

Abdominal massage benefits the belly by aiding digestion, improving elimination, relieving gas, and easing heartburn.
February 15, 2016
yoga for muscle relief

Top 4 Remedies for Muscle Relief After Asana

Recover quickly from an intense asana by learning a few effective self-care remedies that provide relief for muscle tension.
February 12, 2016
upavistha konasava

The Not-So Secret Ingredients to Conquering Straddle Splits

Make Straddle Split your best friend with these yoga poses to open the hips and release the tension in your thigh muscles.