Anatomy for Asana
Learn to skillfully guide the musculoskeletal body into the shapes we call yoga asanas.
Graduates of this course possess a fluency in musculoskeletal anatomy that supports safe and effective teaching and sequencing of asana classes that are intended to develop strength, flexibility and self-awareness.
Asanas are body shapes that are formed by the position of the body’s many joints. In this course, you will learn how joints work in general, and how each of the body’s important joints work specifically. This information will give you the understanding you need to work with the three types of of limitation that prevent going further into a pose, when that is desirable. Those limitation types are limitations in strength, limitations in mobility, and limitations in skill.
You can view each video lesson as many times as you want. When you feel you’ve met the lesson’s learning objectives, you will take an automatically graded quiz before moving on to the next lesson.
This course has 56 lessons, divided over 15 modules:
- 6.1- The Benefit of Knowing Anatomical Terminology
- 6.2- Terms That Describe Location
- 6.3-Introduction to the Three Planes of Movement
- 6.4- The Sagittal Plane of Movement
- 6.5- The Coronal Plane of Movement
- 6.6-The Transverse Plane of Movement
- 6.7- Knowing the Difference Between Position, Movement, and Effort
- 11.1- Landmarks of the Scapulae
- 11.2- Scapulothoracic Movement
- 11.3- Muscles That Move the Scapulae
- 11.4- Structure and Movement of the Glenohumeral Joint 1
- 11.5- Structure and Movement of the Glenohumeral Joint 2
- 11.6- Muscles That move the Glenohumeral Joint
- 11.7- The Rotator Cuff 1
- 11.8- The Rotator Cuff 2
- 11.9- The Shoulder Girdle, Scapulothoracic Rhythm and Shoulder Movement
- 11.10- The Risk of Abnormal Scapulothoracic Function