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Joint Movements / Range of Motion / ROM – Anatomy & Biomechanics for Yoga Teachers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce anatomical terminology for joint movement and the normal ranges of motion for various joints.

Objective

Become familiar with foundational terminology related to joint movements, learn factors that affect joint mobility, and review the normal ranges of motion for various joints.

Description

Define Range of Motion (ROM). Explain who defines ROM standards, and why. Understand how joints are affected by over-stretching and the effects of diminished ROM. Describe the importance of joint mobility in asana practice. Name and describe the movements of each of these joints: ankles, knees, hips, spine, wrists, elbows, shoulders, scapula and neck. Give the established normal ranges of motion for each.


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