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Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Boone 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.

Neighborhood Yoga
(828) 265-0377
212 N water st
Boone, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa, Anusara, Dynamic, Power, Gentle

Ashi Therapy Sacred Mountain Healing Center
(828) 898-5555
PO BOX 1858
Banner Elk, NC
Yoga Styles
Qigong

Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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Blue Moon Elise Yoga
(828) 837-2727
26 Valley River Avenue
Murphy, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

mind|body|fitness yoga
(336) 392-9224
2949 Battleground Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow/Yin/Restorative/Me

Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation Department
(828) 295-5222
Behind Police Dep.
Blowing Rock, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

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

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Balance Wellness Center
(704) 721-5976
2353 Concord Lake Road
Concord, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa

Santosha Yoga
(336) 302-8494
130 S Church Street
Asheboro, NC
Yoga Styles
Multiple styles

YOGA4JOY
(704) 481-1933
100 T.R. Harris Drive
Shelby, NC
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa, Hatha

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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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