Core Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – The TA & Engaging Deeper Abs

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we focus specifically on the transversus abdominis (TA) and how to teach engagement of the deeper abdominals.


Become more deeply knowledgeable about the TA and how to effectively teach engagement of the deeper abdominals.


Describe the location of the transversus abdominis (TA) and its function. Explain the effect of engaging / contracting the TA. Provide exercises that can help students to identify the TA, and explain a physical clue that may indicate deeper abdominals are not being engaged.

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