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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Nervous System Overview

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the anatomy (structure) and physiology (functions and relationships) of the nervous system.

Objective

Gain an understanding of the foundational anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.

Description

Define the nervous system and its functions. Explain what is included in the central nervous system (CNS), peripheral nervous system, somatic and autonomic nervous systems. Explain what is associated with the sympathetic nervous system and with the parasympathetic nervous system.

Vocabulary

autonomic nervous system (ANS), central nervous system (CNS), nervous system, neuron, parasympathetic nervous system, peripheral nervous system, somatic nervous system, sympathetic nervous system

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