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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Curves, Spinal Regions & Vertebrae

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Lesson Overview

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

Objective

Become proficient in the anatomy of the spine including each of the five regions, the spinal curves and the vertebrae.

Description

Name the regions of the spinal column, the number of vertebrae in each region, and how vertebrae are labeled/numbered. Explain where we experience the most movement in the spine, and why. Describe the shape of each spinal curve. Understand the primary and secondary curves and why they are given those names. Describe vertebra and the joints related to vertebrae.

Vocabulary

backbone, cervical spine, coccyx, lumbar spine, normal curves, sacrum, spinal column, spine, thoracic spine, vertebrae, vertebral column

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