Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Musculoskeletal System

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is included in the musculoskeletal system and what does it do?
  2. What is a bone?
  3. What is meant by the axial skeleton?
  4. What is the appendicular skeleton?
  5. What is the function of bones?
  6. What is a joint?
  7. What are seven types of joints?
  8. Define muscle.
  9. What are the three types of muscles in the body?
  10. What is the main function of muscles?
  11. Describe four additional functions of muscles.
  12. What is connective tissue?
  13. What are some examples of types of connective tissue?
  14. What is a ligament? A tendon?
  15. Describe fascia using descriptive phrases that help the student to visualize and get a clearer sense for this pervasive tissue.
  16. What are some functions of fascia?
  17. Fascia is full of sensory nerve endings that are in constant communication with the brain. What is this communication about?
  18. From an Energy Medicine perspective, what is a function of fascia?
  19. What is meant by the term “myofascia?” What is the significance of this term?
  20. How does the “myofascial meridian theory” differ from the traditional anatomy model?

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