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☑ The Language of Anatomy and the Body Systems
☑ How yoga impacts the body and its systems
☑ How the body is impacted by the practice of yoga
☑ Why it is important for yoga teachers to study the body- how it makes you a better teacher
☑ The planes of movement and how they impact yoga sequences
☑ Using the anatomical language of movement to sequence a well rounded class
☑ The components and properties of the skeletal system
☑ The soft tissues of the body and how they respond to stress
☑ Understanding movement science: stretching, strengthening and flexibility
☑ The Joints and Muscles of the Upper Extremity & Yoga Poses to target this area
☑ The Joints and Muscles of the Lower Extremity & Yoga Poses to target this area
☑ The Joints and Muscles of the Axial Skeleton and Trunk & Yoga poses to target this area
This is part 1 in the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series to cover the Anatomy and Physiology Module in a Yoga Teacher Training program.
This course was designed for Yoga Teachers looking to deepen their understanding of body science. This course can also be utilized in your Yoga Teacher Training program (along with part 2 and 3) to fill the required 30 hours of Anatomy and Physiology training.
I am am certified through both Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists as a continuing education provider. Continuing education credits (non-contact) can be earned through the completion of this course.
This course was recorded LIVE as it was delivered over Zoom- so you can hear the students asking questions in real time. I utilize clear visuals in the form of slides that are provided as a downloadable PDF at the beginning of each section. I also utilize the Complete Anatomy App for detailed "virtual dissections" of the body. The best part is that you can work at your own pace and go back to review any information as needed...an essential part to fully absorbing the complex topic of anatomy.
The Topics Covered in Part 1 of the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series are:
- Why study Anatomy?
- The 12 Body Systems Overview
- The Language of Anatomy
- The 3 Planes of Movement
- The Skeletal System
- The type of Joints in the Body
- Surface Anatomy
- The Structure and Function of Soft Tissue: Fascia, Tendons, Ligaments, Muscle
- Types of Muscles
- The 4 Forms of Stretching
-Types of Range of Motion
- How muscles work together
- Tension and Biotensegrity in the body
- Balance: Center of Gravity and Base of Support
- Upper Extremity Joints and Major Muscles
- Lower Extremity Joints and Major Muscles
- Joints of the Axial Skeleton
- Major muscles of the Neck, Back and Trunk
These videos total over 10 hours of coursework and include 5 slide shows as detailed downloadable PDF resources. The remainder of coursework for the "Anatomy of Yoga" workshop series will be covered in the next segments of the course.
Each topic is discussed with a focus on how it relates directly to yoga practice.
The information is conveyed in a way that is applicable to what you do as a yoga teacher and how you can utilize this information to better meet the needs of your students.
Thank you for your interest in my course- I look forward to sharing my love of Yoga & Anatomy with you!
Welcome to the Anatomy of Yoga Series
The Foundation of Studying the Body
Why Study Anatomy?
Overview of the 12 Body Systems & Yoga
Complete Anatomy Virtual Dissection App
Body Positions: Laterality and Symmetry
Terms of Position and Relationship in the Body
The 3 Planes of Movement
The Language of Movement
Applying the Language of Movement
The Skeletal System
Skeletal System Introduction
Introduction to the Joints
3d Lab: Axial Skeleton
Axial Skeleton Bones
Axial Skeleton Surface Anatomy Lab
3d Lab: Upper Extremity
Appendicular Skeleton: Upper Extremity
Upper Extremity Surface Anatomy Lab
3d Lab: Lower Extremity
Appendicular Skeleton: Lower Extremity
Lower Extremity Surface Anatomy Lab
The Structure and Function of Soft Tissue
Session 1 Review and Knowledge Application
Scope of Practice
Soft Tissues of the Body
Introduction to Muscles
Application of Muscle Knowledge in Yoga
4 Forms of Stretching
Types of Muscle Contraction
Terms of Muscle Performance
Intro to Range of Motion
Range of Motion: Part 2
How Muscles Work Together
Tension & Biotensegrity
Balance and Introduction to Biomechanics
The Upper Extremity Joints and Muscles
Surface Anatomy of the Upper Limb
Upper Extremity Joints
Upper Extremity Muscles
Lower Extremity Joints and Muscles
Review Upper Extremity Muscles, Lower Extremity Bones
Lower Extremity Joints
Lower Extremity Surface Anatomy
Muscle Cooperation Concepts
Lower Extremity Muscles Part 1
Lower Extremity Muscles Part 2
Trunk, Spine and Introduction to Core
No One Size Fits All in Movement
Visual Review Leg Muscles
Joints of the Axial Skeleton
Surface Anatomy of the Axial Skeleton
Concepts in Movement of the Trunk & Core
Muscles of the Neck, Back and Trunk
Conclusion of Part 1
Conclusion and Thank You
Loved this! Laura is very thorough. I really appreciate the way she guides you to find the specific location of muscles and bones in your own body. I also loved the reviews throughout to help keep me on track. The 3D model was also really beneficial! Great Work!
Laura is very good in explaining complicated concepts. She makes sense a lot of the topics and especially technical terms. I'm enjoying the course.
Although, I've been practicing yoga for many years, I didn't realize the philosophy and why it's important for practitioners and instructors to understand the amazing benefits of yoga. Since I've started taking classes from Laura, a whole new world has opened up for me. I highly recommend her classes.