Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Jacksonville 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.

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

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Body Balance Yoga
910-695-5229 or 919-777-6913
1716 westover dr
Sanford , NC
Yoga Styles
Heart Yoga

Lifestyles
(919) 245-3875
2964 Canter Drive
Hillsborough, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara

YOGA4JOY
(704) 481-1933
100 T.R. Harris Drive
Shelby, NC
Yoga Styles
Integrative Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa, Hatha

Sunrise Yoga Studio
(336) 778-1233
6000 Meadowbrook Mall Ct.
Clemmons, NC
Yoga Styles
blended

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

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

The Yoga Studio at Highland Lake Inn
(828) 891-4313
618 Sunset Drive
Hendersonville, NC
Yoga Styles
Iyengar, Universal Yoga, 5 Tibetan Rites

Yoga Teacher
(999) 999-9999
6 Debbie View Drive
Swannanoa, NC
Yoga Styles
Yoga Nidra, Dynamic Flow, Restorative, Prenatal

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