Yoga Anatomy

Don’t Starve the Wanderer

The Vagus Nerve is associated with the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls our relaxation responses. This nerve can become under-developed/deactivated because of the body’s constant state of fight or flight from stress and the anxiety of living in today’s society, which keeps the sympathetic nervous system in ‘survival’ overdrive. The breathing becomes rapid and shallow, the heart rate is increased and digestion becomes impaired. In this particular case, ‘The Wanderer’ is being starved of the essential nutrients it needs to help you survive.

Yoga Teacher Training – Understanding the Anatomy of Pranayama

Three muscle groups are involved during Pranayama. The understanding of anatomy is crucial for Yoga teachers who wish to improve their teaching skills. As Yoga teachers, we don’t learn anatomy to impress our students with big words, but it helps to understand what is happening under the surface of a technique. As a result of these efforts to understand anatomy, Yoga classes will be a safe environment for all students.

Teaching Hatha Yoga for Back Pain Relief

When you considered becoming a Yoga teacher, did you ever think about the amount of students, with pre-existing back pain, who will show up to your classes? This is one of many reasons why anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology are an essential part of Yoga teacher training and continuing education courses for experienced Yoga teachers.

Yoga Teacher Certification Courses – The Importance of Yoga Anatomy

Recently, there was a discussion related to the importance of anatomy in a Yoga teacher training course. Some teachers are taking anatomy courses for the sake of continuing education, but they don’t know why. When considering teaching Hatha Yoga, we should design our classes to be as safe as possible for each student.

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