Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Camp Lejeune 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.

The Gypsy Sun
(910) 328-0328
206 N. Topsail Drive
Topsail Island, NC
 
Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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

Body Mind Synergy
(704) 461-8534
33-B N. Main Street
Belmont, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Theraputic, Prenatal Yoga,

Yoga Garden of Apex
(919) 267-9264
101 E. Chatham Street
Apex, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Gentle, Prenat

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

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The Lakulish Yoga and Health Retreat
(336) 421-0690
8136 NC Highway 119 South
Appox. 1 hr drive from Raleigh Durham, NC
Yoga Styles
Ashtang Yoga

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

Yoga Teacher
(336) 570-2090
1816 Woodland Ave
Burlington, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

One Heart Yoga
(919) 749-2393
213 Suite 2B Fayetteville Street
Fuquay Varina, NC
Yoga Styles
A variety of teaching styles.

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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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