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Yoga Anatomy: Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

Disclaimer and Warning Notice

The techniques demonstrated in this course may only ever be performed by a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

Taking this course does not grant you any form of license to practice manual therapy. Do not practice any form of manual therapy unless it falls within your professional scope of practice.

Depending on where you practice, you may be required by law to meet certain criteria for practicing manual therapy, even if you are a qualified medical or healthcare practitioner.

If you are not sure about the laws and regulations governing the practice of manual therapy in your area, you must make the necessary enquiries to ensure that you meet any and all requirements that may be in place.

If you are unsure, please contact your professional organization or licensing board.

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How to Complete This Course

1.  View the video tutorials in the video player above in the order they are listed (where applicable).

2.  Study the course workbook in your own time, in tandem with the video classes, or as directed. 

3.  Review all of the course material several times to ensure understanding.  You will be examined on all course material.

4.  Complete the course exam. 

5.  On passing the course exam you will receive an email with your certificate which you may download and print. 

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand Basic Human Anatomy: Identify and describe the major muscles, bones, and joints in the human body. Recognize the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems as they pertain to yoga practice.
  2. Explore Human Physiology: Comprehend the physiological processes that support movement and flexibility in yoga. Analyze how the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems are affected by and contribute to yoga practice.
  3. Examine Biomechanics in Yoga: Apply principles of biomechanics to understand the alignment and mechanics of yoga postures. Assess the impact of different forces and movements on the body during yoga practice.
  4. Enhance Yoga Teaching Skills: Integrate anatomical and physiological knowledge into yoga teaching methods. Develop the ability to provide anatomically-informed cues and adjustments to students.
  5. Improve Personal Yoga Practice: Utilize an understanding of anatomy and biomechanics to refine and deepen personal yoga practice. Implement safe and effective techniques to prevent injuries and enhance performance.
  6. Analyze Yoga Postures: Break down common yoga postures to understand the anatomical and biomechanical principles involved. Evaluate the benefits and potential risks of specific yoga poses based on anatomical knowledge.
  7. Utilize Educational Resources: Effectively use the 280-page illustrated workbook as a reference for anatomical and biomechanical concepts. Engage with visual aids and diagrams to reinforce learning and application of course material.
  8. Apply Knowledge Practically: Demonstrate the ability to apply anatomical and physiological knowledge in practical yoga settings. Develop personalized modifications and adaptations for various body types and conditions based on anatomical understanding.

By the end of this course, participants will possess a thorough understanding of the anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical foundations of yoga, enabling them to practice and teach with greater confidence and expertise.

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Course Assessment

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