Yes, Very useful article, I studied Taekwodo 10 years & I combine my Taekwondo & yoga terminology together & even some times warm up together.My students love it.Of course, some of my students have been attending my c;lasses regularly & they understand better than the new ones.Thanks.
I have practice e massage and Reflexology for over 25 years and now teach five classes of yoga each week. My knowledge of anatomy has been very helpful in deepening my own yoga practice. I recently watched a video by Peter Grilley on compression, tension, proportion and orientation. I incorporated this information and anatomy in my classes this week. Many students shared how much it deepen their practice and a better understanding of their body.
Yes very useful & helpful article. I feel like i am boring my students with all the anatomy i use during class. And ur suggestion to pick just 1 part of the anatomy to discuss so as to not overload. I always encourage my students to take about 5 or 6 iyengar classes to gain more knowledge of yoga anatomy, then they will gain more body awareness
during their vinyasa classes. With gratitude, namaste
Could you please reference the date of Yoga Journal in which this particular article appeared?
How strange to read this! I have just returned from teaching a morning class and have brought my students awareness to oblique abdominals and quadratus lumborum in lateral flexion of the spine. I always wonder if my students may find this boring if they don't have an interest in antamomy but feel it enhances awareness especially in the entering and exiting of asana. So to read this article was fantastic and has encouraged me to continue with little drips of anatomy and not overload as you suggest! Thanks as always for these really appreciated emails.
I actually asked if my students knew where the sternum was. No one knew! Now they do! Its surprising how little they know of the body parts. I now use laymens terms and then say the anatomical term.