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

September 26, 2017
Chaturanga dandasana

Back to Basics: How to Ease Into Chaturanga Dandasana

Chaturanga Dandasana is an advanced pose that strengthens and tones your upper body, core, and legs. Learn how you can ease into this pose with these tips!
August 25, 2017
muscle contractions in yoga

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Muscle Contractions in Yoga

While flowing through poses you work your muscles in a variety of ways. While exercising the muscles, force is exerted on the muscle fibers. This happens when […]
June 13, 2017
yoga for your tendons

How to Prevent a Tendon Injury in Your Yoga Practice

With an increasing number of people practicing yoga it is estimated that more than 50 percent of yoga-related injuries are due to injury from strains and sprains. […]
March 13, 2017
sadie nardini

Transform Your Core Strength with Sadie Nardini [Video]

Join Sadie Nardini as she shows you how to transform and strengthen your core in two easy ways by incorporating organic movement.
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 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.