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 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.
September 1, 2015
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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
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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
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Bend, Don’t Break: Knee Safety in the Yoga Studio

Take the following precautions to avoid getting knee-deep in yoga injuries.
March 27, 2015
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Pain in the Glute: Yoga Rehab for Piriformis Syndrome

Don’t let piriformis syndrome and sciatica kick your ass.
January 27, 2015
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The 5 Golden Rules of Yogic Breathing

In all yoga sequences and styles, breath and movement must be intelligently combined.
January 26, 2015
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Get Bendy: 5 Yoga Poses for Spine Flexibility

All movement depends on the spine, so keep it supple.
January 13, 2015
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6 Principles for Safe Yoga Sequencing

While sequence variety is generally welcomed, safety should never be sacrificed for inventiveness.