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 26, 2015
yoga for back flexibility

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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A Heart-Opening Sequence for the New Year

These five heart-opening yoga poses will expand your physical boundaries to create more opportunity in all areas of your life, including love.
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.
January 13, 2015
yoga for spine strength

Top 5 Yoga Poses to Strengthen the Spine

Build spinal strength that compliments flexibility with these five backbends.