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 27, 2016
practice asanas

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 11, 2015
cobra pose

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 27, 2015
yoga for vision

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
yoga for digestion

Eat This! Yoga to Improve Your Digestion

For those in need of a digestive boost, yoga delivers.
September 14, 2015
teach headstands

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.
September 1, 2015
scorpion pose

Scorpion Pose: The Struggle Is Real

Scorpion pose pushes us to move past our self-imposed expectations and limits, to find our guts and gumption, and to own our badassery.
July 13, 2015
yoga teacher giving adjustments

Yoga Adjustments: Get Them Straight or Back Off

No matter which type of adjustment you offer to your students, always keep their safety top-of-mind.
June 9, 2015
knee safety in yoga

Bend, Don’t Break: Knee Safety in the Yoga Studio

Take the following precautions to avoid getting knee-deep in yoga injuries.