Functional Yin yoga anatomy is all about acknowledging skeletal differences.
Notice any difference between these two femurs, our thigh bones?
This image (compliments to Paul Grilley) shows very natural variations that can appear within our physical bone structures & helps to explain WHY no two people can ever do yoga poses the exact same way.
If our bones are different then this also means our joints can have VARYING ranges of movement.
In the Yin yoga practice, we embrace a functional approach considering skeletal differences, & often ask students ‘how does it feel?’, rather than focusing on the aesthetical alignment & how a pose may look. We may ask where you feel the stress within a pose to know how better to support you.