Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Hickory 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.

Heart Center Yoga, llc
(828) 322-YOGA
108 5th Street SW
Hickory, NC
Yoga Styles
Eclectic Hatha Mix/ Phoenix Rising Yoga

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

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Outer Banks Yoga at the Sanderling
(252) 480-3214
The Sanderling Inn
Duck, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga and Pilates

mind|body|fitness yoga
(336) 605-0302
PO Box 153
Colfax, NC
Yoga Styles
Vinyasa Flow

Yoga Journey With Cathy Woods
(828) 479-9373
120 Possum Hollow Rd.
Robbinsville, NC
Yoga Styles
Multi Style, Amrit, Kripalu, ERYT Yoga A

Heart Center Yoga LLC
(828) 322-9642
108 5th St Sw
Hickory, NC
 
Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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Yoga Gallery
(336) 725-4119
633 North Trade St.
Winston-Salem, NC
Yoga Styles
varied

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

Spa Koru
(252) 995-3125
40920 Hwy 12
Avon, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Classes and Retre

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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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