Basics of Applied Anatomy

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Course Overview

Deepen your knowledge of the human body. Prevent and improve recovery from injuries. Learn modifications and why and when to use them.

Whether you are a student or a teacher of yoga, knowledge of anatomy will transform your practice. If you'd like to deepen your knowledge of the human body, prevent and/or improve recovery from injuries, and learn how to modify (and when and why you should modify) poses optimally, this 30-day course is for you.

Never studied yoga anatomy before or want to brush up on the basics? Then the Basics of Applied Anatomy course will get you up to speed by teaching you the fundamental information needed to apply anatomy to yoga postures and your practice.

With this course you will also learn how to speak about movement in anatomical terms. David will also make anatomy accessible and applicable through comprehensive pose breakdowns. You will also have the opportunity to take a final exam to test your knowledge, and a certificate of completion will be provided to yoga teachers.

Great yogis all know, there’s no time like the present. Get started today!

In this 15-module digital course, you will get:

  • Anatomy lessons

  • 15 quizzes to test your knowledge

  • 80 minutes of video

  • Insight into healing and preventing injury

  • A certification of completion

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

1hr to complete

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Section 1
  • Welcome to the Course

  • Why Study Anatomy?

  • Why Study Anatomy Quiz

Section 2
  • When we start talking about anatomy, the first thing we need to do is introduce some new language so that we can all agree on what we are talking about. Specific language helps us be precise in our descriptions of the body. Anatomical language starts with the description of “anatomical position”. Why use anatomical position? This is the position of the body that acts as a point of reference for anatomical terms that describe body position and movement. Choosing a standard point of reference for describing anatomy is important so that the relationship between body parts can be described and consistently...
  • Anatomical Position Quiz

  • Understanding Directional Terms

  • Understanding Directional Terms Quiz

  • Understanding Basic Movements

  • Understanding Basic Movements Quiz

  • Basic Movements in Asana

  • Basic Movements in Asana Quiz

  • Patterns of Movement

  • Patterns of Movement Quiz

Section 3
  • What Are Muscles?

  • What Are Muscular Contractions

  • Muscular Contractions Quiz

  • How Do We Use Muscular Contractions During Asana?

  • How Do We Use Muscular Contractions During Asana Quiz

Section 4
  • Paschimattanasana: Observations & Technique of the Fundamental Pose

  • Paschimattanasana: Quiz 1

  • Paschimattanasana: Adjustments & Modifications for Injury

  • Paschimattanasana: Quiz 2

Section 5
  • Downward Dog: Observations & Techniques for the Lower Body

  • Downward Dog: Observations & Techniques for the Upper Body

  • Downward Dog: Quiz 1

  • Downward Dog: Adjustments & Modifications for Injury

  • Downward Dog: Quiz 2

Section 6
  • Upward Dog: Observations & Techniques for the Back Body

  • Upward Dog: Observations & Techniques for the Upper Body

  • Upward Dog: Quiz 1

  • Upward Dog: Adjustments & Modifications for Injury

  • Upward Dog: Quiz 2

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Meet Your Teacher

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David Keil
At 17 years of age, David Keil was introduced to yoga in 1989 by his Tai Chi Chuan teacher. His explorations... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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