This module includes focus on the anatomy involved in a group of yoga poses. Faculty will teach the effects of specific yoga practices on the workings of the body. We will cover the basics of anatomy and what muscles are strengthened and stretched in each asana.
Focusing on a group of asanas, instructor will use visual aids and demonstrations to show how the body is affected by asanas, vinyasa, and pranayama. Learners will also practice the postures involved as the instructor helps them form an awareness of the effects on their own physiology. Learners will learn how to approach the practice of yoga with an awareness of the anatomy and physiology involved, and use that knowledge to maximize the benefits of practice and prevent injury.
Learners will be able to describe the involvement of anatomy in asanas, pranayama, and other yogic practices, as well as the immediate and long-term effects of yoga practice on the anatomy and physiology.