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The Yoga Anatomy Course
The Yoga Anatomy course involves the study of the structure of the human body, including gross anatomy, an overview of tissue and organ systems. It will also cover the study of principles of movement, their application to yoga practice, and benefits and contraindications, which include healthy movement patterns. It also touches on energy anatomy, covering topics such as chakras, nadis, prana, and koshas. Carol Baxter, founder of Glow Yoga, will go into more depth into the topics of Energy anatomy within the rest of your course. The anatomy portion of your course will consist of 20 hours of lecture and 5 hours of practice applying anatomy and physiology principles to asana.

This anatomy course and class time adheres to Yoga Alliance standards as a measure of professional education and experience in the yoga teaching community. Their registry marks are globally-recognized symbols of standards-based knowledge in the field of yoga.

Course Objectives and Competencies

After completing this course the student will develop a functional knowledge of the gross anatomy of the human body systems listed in the outline.

1. The student will develop a functional knowledge of the basic nomenclature and conventions used to study human anatomy and review the fundamentals of selected tissues of the body.

2. The student will be able display knowledge of the relative positions and functions of the major body organs as well as their general anatomical locations for the body systems covered in Human Anatomy.

• Bones
• Muscles
• Connective tissue
• Endocrine system
• Nervous system
• The cell – brief overview (optional- will be covered if time allows)

3. The student will be able to name the anatomical structures associated with the systems presented in the laboratory setting (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, visceral, neural).

4. The student will be able to describe the various types of bones, joints and joint movement.

5. The student will be able to identify the anatomy of the heart, blood, and lymph vessels.

6. The student will be able to locate the structures associated with the brain and spinal cord.

7. The student will be able to apply principles to:

• Benefits
• Contraindications
• Healthy movement patterns

Required text book: Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy T. Matthews, and handouts (will be supplied)
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