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Anatomy for Yoga Teachers – The Spine Teaching Considerations

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Lesson Overview

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

Objective

Apply knowledge of a healthy spine and compensatory movement patterns to support effective teaching of asana.

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 the them.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What are two primary objectives of asana that relate to the spine?
  2. What is compensation as it relates to spinal curves and why is it important?
  3. What three initial teachings related to the spine might you consider conveying to your students?
  4. How might you teach students to feel their natural spinal curves?
  5. Describe a simple exercise for students to learn more about their particular body and potential compensation patterns.
  6. What are two common compensation-related issues?
  7. What teachings can help students to address the common compensation-related issues?

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