Erector Spinae Longissimus Muscle Yoga Anatomy


Where Is the Erector spinae longissimus?

The erector spinae muscles straighten and twist the back. They are the iliocostalis, longissimus and spinalis.

These muscles act on different segments of the vertebral column.


What are the Symptoms of a  or strain?

The erector spinae is a common cause of low back pain.


What is The Function of the Erector spinae longissimus?

Extension of the thoracic spine, lateral flexion of the thoracic spine, extension of the lumbar spine, lateral flexion of the lumbar spine.

  • Straightens (extends) the back (vertebral column)


Origin and Insertion of Erector spinae longissimus















Erector spinae Iliocostalis Thoracis