Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Asheville NC

As yoga teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity to help yoga students learn about their bodies and how all the separate bones, joints, and muscles work together in harmony to create yoga poses.

Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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After The Masters
(828) 337-1464
30 Brookside Circle
Candler, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Flat Creek Yoga
(828) 658-2249
4 Partridge Lane
Weaverville, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara/Iyengar Style

Laughing Waters Retreat Center
(828) 712-4926
3963 Gerton Hwy (US 74A)
Gerton, NC
Yoga Styles
All

Prama Institute
(828) 649-9408
310 Panhandle Road
Marshall, NC
Yoga Styles
Retreat Center

Lighten Up Yoga & Teacher Training Center
828-254-7756/ 888-884-6028
60 Biltmore Ave
Asheville, NC
Yoga Styles
Iyengar/Anusara/alignment based yoga

Yoga Teacher
(999) 999-9999
6 Debbie View Drive
Swannanoa, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga Nidra, Dynamic Flow, Restorative, Prenatal

Black Mountain Yoga
(828) 669-2939
2. E. Market St Suite D.
Black Mountain, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Fow, Gentle, Restorative, Kundali

The Yoga Studio at Highland Lake Inn
(828) 891-4313
618 Sunset Drive
Hendersonville, NC
Yoga Styles
Iyengar, Universal Yoga, 5 Tibetan Rites

One Center Yoga
(828) 225-1904
120 Coxe Ave Ste 3a
Asheville, NC
 
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Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga

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By Julie Gudmestad

As yoga teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity to help yoga students learn about their bodies and how all the separate bones, joints, and muscles work together in harmony to create yoga poses. Using the correct anatomical names for body parts can simplify and streamline this process immensely. However, some yoga teachers rarely make anatomical references because it doesn't fit their teaching style, or because they have little training in anatomy. Other teachers clearly enjoy talking about anatomy but don't want to risk students being bored or lost in a technical discussion. By including just a bit of anatomy in each class, it is possible to strike a balance between too much information and none at all. The following suggestions will help clarify your instructions and make them more accessible to your students.

Show and Tell

First, I think it's important to remember that the average yoga student isn't interested in studying anatomy. Don't get me wrong—some people are fascinated by the structure of the body and how it functions in yoga poses. However, most students come to class to do yoga, not to struggle to understand Latin names and complicated muscle interactions. So our challenge as teachers is to use our knowledge of anatomy to help our students deepen their work in a pose and to stimulate their interest in their bodies, without overstimulating their thought processes.

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