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Anatomy of the Spine – Spinal Movements

Questions Answered Here

  1. What are the six directions of spinal movement?
  2. What two additional types of movement are we concerned with in yoga?
  3. Give an asana example for each of the types of spinal movement.
  4. What is the objective of spinal / axial extension poses?
  5. What is “compression” and when is it typically desirable?
  6. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal alignment in forward bends?
  7. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal alignment in backbends?
  8. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal alignment in lateral bends?
  9. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal alignment in twists?
  10. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal extension?
  11. What are some teaching considerations related to spinal alignment in inversions?

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