Knees, Lower Legs & Feet Overview – Anatomy for Yoga Teachers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy of the knee, lower leg, ankle and foot.


Learn anatomical terminology related to the knees, lower legs and feet.


Describe the knee joint, the bones that form the lower leg and the ankle joint. Provide the number of bones, joints, muscles and ligaments in each foot. Describe the arches of the foot, their location, and the points that connect them. Name the muscles that serve as foot extensors and describe the location of the muscles that serve as foot flexors. List categories of muscles found in the lower leg and foot and name the muscles that make up the calf. Describe the attachment of the gastroc to the heel and name the lateral muscles of the lower leg.

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