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

January 3, 2017
yoga for joints

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.
November 17, 2016
pada bandha

Improve and Prevent Knee Pain With The Help of Pada Bandha

Learning how to use pada bandha or arch lift in yoga as well as throughout the day can help us prevent and reduce pain in our knees.
June 13, 2016
yoga for joints

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.
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 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.