Home

Teaching Anatomy of the Spine & Healthy Posture – Considerations for Yoga Teachers

Please Note: This is part of a series of related topics. Use the quick menu above to navigate within this section.

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we apply knowledge of spinal anatomy, posture and movement patterns to teaching.

Objective

Apply knowledge of spinal anatomy, posture and compensatory movement patterns to support effective teaching of individual students, and review sequences that may help with teaching healthy posture.

Description

Explain two primary objectives of asana that relate to the spine. Understand compensation as it relates to spinal curves and why it’s important. Be aware of three initial teachings related to the spine that may be effective with students and how to teach students to feel their natural spinal curves. Describe a simple exercise for students to learn more about their particular body and potential compensation patterns. Name two common compensation-related issues and teachings that can help students to address them. Review sequences that may help with teaching healthy posture and awareness of subconscious postural patterns.


To view this page and thousands more, we invite you to join Yoga Teacher Central, serving teachers since 2012.

You'll get instant access to a massive, organized library of practical and time-tested lessons, plans, and support for yoga teachers and trainers.

The entire site is member-supported and ad-free.

Be the finest yoga teacher you can be.

Select below to learn more, sign up, or log in.

CONNECT WITH US

© 2023 Yoga Teacher Central • All rights reserved • Terms of service • Privacy policy