Brain Anatomy Models & Terminology — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy of the brain.


Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy of the brain, and how various models and terminology differ and relate.


Describe the brain’s role and relationship with the nervous system and the endocrine system, and particularly how hormones to the brain. Explain how the brain is supplied with oxygen and nutrients, and other basic anatomy. Describe a number of models for brain anatomy and where the various parts of the brain are located. Provide numerous synonymous terms used to refer to parts of the brain. Explain the brain’s functions. Describe factors that impact brain health. Define neuroplasticity.


blood brain barrier (BBB), brain stem, cerebellum, cerebral cortex, cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), cerebrum, forebrain, frontal cortex, hindbrain, limbic system, midbrain, reptilian brain, triune brain model

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