Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Fayetteville 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.

Breathing Space
(910) 977-4476
1404 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC
Yoga Styles
Kripalu

Pilates Of Fayetteville Inc
(910) 484-2163
4145 Ferncreek Dr Ste E
Fayetteville, NC
 
Healing Through Movement
(704) 919-3580
1914 JN Pease Place
CHARLOTTE, NC

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

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

Breathing Space
(910) 321-9642
1404 Raeford Rd
Fayetteville, NC
 
Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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Pinehurst Resort and Spa
(910) 235-8304
1 Carolina Vista Drive
Pinehurst, NC
 
mind|body|fitness yoga
(336) 392-9224
2949 Battleground Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Yoga Styles
Ashtanga/Vinyasa Flow/Yin/Restorative/Me

YogaVibes.com
(704) 771-4678
P.O. Box 2421
Davidson, NC
Yoga Styles
All 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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