Anatomy Lessons Through Yoga Wilmington 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.

The Crest Fitness Club & Spa
(910) 509-3044
6766 Wrightsville Ave. Suite E
Wrightsville Beach, NC
 
Carolina Beach Recreation Center/Pleasure Island Yoga
(330) 324-2253
1121 B North Lake Park Blvd
carolina beach, NC
Yoga Styles
Basic Hatha, Vinyasa, Heated Vinyasa

New Leaf Yoga and Massagerapy
(910) 431-3325
Everything Peacef
Wilmington, NC
 
Wilmington Yoga Center
(910) 350-0234
5329 Oleander Dr Ste 200
Wilmington, NC
 
Gold Gym of Wilmington
(910) 392-1184
200 Racine Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Wilmington Yoga Center
(910) 350-0234
5329 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC
Yoga Styles
Anusara, Hot Yoga, Ashtanga, Gentle/Basi

Yogatique @ Cape Fear Fitness
(910) 457-0085
1513-14 N. Howe St. Rear of Smithville Crossing
Southport, NC
Yoga Styles
Hatha based gentle, vinyasa and hot

Wilmington Wellness Studio
(910) 796-9690
250 Racine Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Seaside Yoga
(910) 792-9303
5725 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, NC
 
Stress Escape Tours
(585) 975-9625
16 Murdock Ave
Asheville, NC

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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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