Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Core Form & Function

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce fundamental core anatomy.


Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy of the core, including the function of the individual muscles and the core as a whole.


Define the anatomy of the core. Provide an example of an asana that works each of the following: the rectus abdominis, the obliques and the TA. Explain the function of the erector spinae and the multifidus muscles. Explain the functions of the core as a whole. Describe a way for students to experience the feeling of the abdominal muscles as stabilizers.


core muscles, erector spinae (spinal erectors), multifidus muscles, superficial abdominals, transversus abdominis (TA)

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