Erector Spinae Spinalis Muscle Yoga Anatomy


Where Is the Erector spinae spinalis?

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.

Erector spinae Iliocostalis Thoracis


What are the Symptoms of a Erector spinae spinalis tear or strain?

These muscles are often injured as a result of repetitive lifting or imbalanced with faulty posture.

Suddenly straitening the spine from a twisted position while bending forward can strain these muscles.



What is The Function of the Erector spinae spinalis?

This muscle group is designed to activate during extension from flexion, i.e. standing upright from bending forward.

  • Straightens (extends) the back (vertebral column)