To avoid locking your joints is very important to practice, if you are participating in yoga training sessions. Sometimes even over time a joint injury can lead to issues such as osteoarthritis.
A thorough understanding of Yoga anatomy, as it relates to the human machine, will also teach you about the functioning of the nervous, circulatory, and digestive systems. Yoga teachers, who study anatomy, will learn how students are affected by a regular practice of Yoga asanas and pranayama techniques. This knowledge will benefit you, both on a personal level and a professional level, as a Yoga instructor. You will gain the knowledge of how to move in and out of the asanas safely.
Yoga teachers should learn all that is possible about Yoga anatomy to help inflexible students become confident students.