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

Shanti Yoga
(704) 609-4820
100 McDowell Street E.
Matthews, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara-Inspired

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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Triangle Yoga
(919) 933-9642
930 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC
Yoga Styles
Variety of Styles

Life Mission U.S.A.
(336) 421-0690
8136 NC Highway 119 South
Mebane, NC
Yoga Styles
Ashtang Yoga

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

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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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