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 29, 2016
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Armed & Dangerous: 6 Yoga Poses for Strong Arms

This series is a blend of yoga asana and full body training techniques to help get you back to your prime and build strength in your upper half.
January 27, 2016
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Chair Yoga Knows No Limits

Don’t wait until time or health allows for the perfect practice. You can start right now with these chair yoga exercises.
December 16, 2015
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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.
December 11, 2015
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Are You Making These 7 Mistakes in Cobra Pose?

Cobra pose is often practiced incorrectly; these seven common mistakes will keep you from all of Bhujangasana's beautiful benefits!
October 28, 2015
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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.
October 27, 2015
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Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Yoga and Ayurveda

Give your tired eyes some love to protect your sense of vision.
September 28, 2015
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Eat This! Yoga to Improve Your Digestion

For those in need of a digestive boost, yoga delivers.
September 14, 2015
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Use Your Head(stand): How to Teach Salamba Sirsasana

Everything you need to know about teaching Headstand—from your body placement to correcting your student’s alignment.