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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Core Fundamental Teachings

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we apply knowledge of core anatomy to teaching.

Objective

Become proficient in choosing practices and verbalizing teachings to promote a balanced, healthy core.

Description

Describe key teachings that can help students to safely and effectively develop a healthy core. Explain how tightness in the core can adversely affect breathing and describe the potential negative effects of excessive abdominal exercises on spinal curves. Define stabilizers and prime movers and explain why this is important when choosing core strengthening exercises. Describe ways to effectively use such verbiage as “abdomen,” “belly,” and “core.”

Questions Answered Here

  1. Describe how tightness in the core can adversely affect breathing.
  2. Describe potential negative effects of excessive abdominal exercises on spinal curves.
  3. What is meant by stabilizers and prime movers? Why is this important when choosing core strengthening exercises?
  4. Describe an important teaching related to balance.
  5. What is a key factor in sustained core health?
  6. What are some considerations that can help to inform your choice of practices and teachings?
  7. What is the anatomical meaning of abdomen?
  8. Describe ways to use such verbiage as “abdomen,” “belly,” and “core” effectively in teaching.

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