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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Postural Issues, Back & Spinal Conditions

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce potential postural issues and conditions.

Objective

Become knowledgeable about postural issues such as thoracic mobility issues, hyperlordosis and kyphosis, and the vast variety of potential causal factors. (See also: Back & Spinal Conditions.)

Description

Name ten or more postural issues that various students might exhibit. Understand the functional reason for limited mobility in the thoracic spine. Describe potential consequences of lack of healthy mobility in the thoracic spine. Define hyperlordosis and kyphosis and give potential causes of each.

Questions Answered Here

  1. Name ten or more postural issues that students might exhibit.
  2. For what functional reason does the thoracic spine have limited mobility?
  3. What are potential consequences of lack of healthy mobility in the thoracic spine?
  4. What other names are used for hyperlordosis?
  5. What is hyperlordosis?
  6. What are potential causes of hyperlordosis?
  7. What are some various names for kyphosis?
  8. What is kyphosis? Describe potential symptoms.
  9. What are potential causes of kyphosis?

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