Learn more about the anatomy of the body to better understand safe and stable physical alignment in yoga poses. Pick up in-depth knowledge to take to the mat to fine-tune and deepen your practice.
Expand the foundation of your shoulder girdle to allow your muscles to unwind.
Learn how to recruit deep core strength along with superficial, movement-oriented muscles for more power, inside and out.
Find postural ease and balance with with an exercise that helps lengthen the lumbar extensors.
Your spine may look or feel out of balance, but it could be a symptom—not the cause—of the issue.
The stability and mobility of your hips play a big role in your posture.
Strong, supportive glutes are key to a safe, pain-free yoga practice. Here’s what you need to know about the butt muscles (the gluteus maximus, medius, and minimus), plus four poses that make them stronger.
Yoga teachers are constantly telling students to "engage, "activate," or "turn on" certain muscles. New research suggests there are more effective ways to activate proper muscular engagement.
Learn what muscles are activated when you jump back to Chaturanga or Plank Pose, and how to do it safely.
Tom Myers explains what it means to practice with a "neutral" pelvis and spine, why it's important, and how to know when you're there.
Start to understand, lengthen, and strengthen your teres major—a little-known muscle that can be the key to protecting your shoulders when you go upside down.