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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Core Form & Function

Questions Answered Here

  • What comprises the core?
  • What are the superficial / outermost abdominal muscles?
  • What does the rectus abdominis do? What is an example of an asana that works it?
  • What do the obliques do? What is an example of an asana that work them?
  • What does the TA do? What is an example of an asana that works it?
  • Where are the Erector Spinae muscles? What do they do?
  • What are multifidus muscles? What do they do?
  • What other muscles are sometimes included in the definition of the core?
  • Describe four functions of the core.
  • What simple exercise can give students the experience of feeling the abdominal muscles in their role as stabilizers?

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