Postural Issues, Back & Spinal Conditions — Anatomy for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore postural issues and conditions.


Become knowledgeable about postural issues such as thoracic mobility issues, hyperlordosis and kyphosis, and the vast variety of potential causal factors.


Name 15 postural issues (many related) that students might exhibit. Explain the functional reason for limited mobility in the thoracic spine and potential consequences when the mobility limitation is exaggerated beyond a healthy norm. Define and discuss hyperlordosis, forward head, kyphosis, upper crossed syndrome, and lower crossed syndrome. (See also: Back & Spinal Conditions.)


hyperkyphosis, hyperlordosis, kyphosis, lordosis, lower crossed syndrome, swayback / hollow back / saddle back, thoracic kyphosis, upper crossed syndrome

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