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Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Cary 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.

CARY NC Triangle Pilates and Cary Yoga Center
(919) 466-9989
202 Ledgestone Way
Cary, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga, Pilates and Private Training

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

Evolve, A Body Balance Movement Therapy Company
(919) 828-4525
215 Bickett Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal, Workshops, Kids

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

Duke Integrative Medicine
(866) 313-0959
DUMC Box 102904
Durham, NC
Yoga Styles
combines the best of several styles

Integral Yoga Studio
(919) 337-0072
206 Redwood Park Drive
Morrisville, NC
Yoga Styles
Integral Yoga

Yoga Legacy LLC
(919) 661-1392
PO Box 521
Willow Spring, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha

Yoga by PAT
(919) 359-8202
117 Heather Drive
Garner, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Eastern Wake Dance Academy
(919) 266-3683
502 McKnight Dr.
Knightdale, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Carrboro Yoga Company
(919) 933-2921
200 North Greensboro Street
Carrboro, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Ashtanga, Sivananda, Interdisciplinary

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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