HEGEL YOGA
5861 S. Kyrene #11  Tempe AZ 85283
480-478-2934
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Anatomy and Kinesiology
For Dedicated Students and Teachers of Yoga
Have you looked at the amazing pictures and information available in the many Yoga Anatomy
books but do not know what to do with the information? Are you fascinated with the human body
in Yoga asana? Then this course is for you!

Anatomy & Kinesiology for Yoga is a  series of classes designed to teach in depth anatomy of
the shoulder and pelvic girdles, the skeletal system and points of articulation (joints), the spine,
key muscles that move and stabilize the body, respiratory anatomy and breathing techniques
(pranayama), the nervous system, injury prevention in yoga.

Improve your ability to practice yoga  with an increased understanding of what the postures are
actually doing within the body. Learn why transitions between postures are important, how to
progress in practice more effectively and without injury.
    FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND KINESIOLOGY FOR HATHA YOGA

    Develop a deeper understanding of human anatomy and the physiology of flexibility training,
    muscles mechanics.  Expanding the knowledge of both the gross and the subtle body as
    taught in Yoga. Each Session will include an application of the information covered to Yoga.
    Injury Prevention will be discussed with each topic covered.
    Classes will be a combination of lecture, discussion and interactive learning.

     Gross Body Functional Anatomy & Physiology:
              Skeletal System & Joints of the Body
              Skeletal Muscles and Application in Asana
              Respiratory System & Pranayama
              Nervous System and Brain
              Planes of Motion, Anatomical Terminology & Describing Motion
              Physiology of Stretching and Muscle Contraction
              Stress Response to the Systems of the Body & The Brain
              Injury Prevention in Yoga
              Yoga Pathology
                       
  • THE MOVING BODY: Understand the biomechanics of strengthening, stretching and
    moving the body for an effective and safe practice of yoga asana (postures).

  • ASANA ANALYSIS: Learn detailed alignment of the classic postures of yoga by
    "breaking down" the postures one movement at a time.

    Course Led By:
    Tish Hegel, B.S. Kinesiology, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CYT Yoga Instructor
    Nivi Krishnamurthy, B.S. Physical Therapy, M.S. Exercise & Wellness, CYT Yoga Instructor

  • Classes include Power Point demonstrations, lecture, discussion and asana
    workshops & handouts.
  • Texts not included in the registration fee
  • Course includes a final exam for parts I and II to aid in information retention and
    comprehension. Exams will be made up of material presented in classes and on the
    weekly study guides.

    REGISTRATION  Online or In Person.

    Anatomy experience not required. Attendance is required.

    Strong study skills and study schedule adherence will be needed. Course material is rigorous.


TEXTS:
  • Yoga Anatomy, Leslie Kaminoff ~ 2nd Ed.
  • Kinesiology of the Musculoskeletal System' by
    Donald A. Neumann

DATES
Fall 2014: Two Sessions to Choose From:
Session A with Nivi Krishanmurthy
Saturdays 2:00-5:00 PM
Sept 27- Nov.22


OR

Session B with Tish Hegel
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Sept 30 - Nov. 18


T
OPICS TO BE COVERED

PART 1 Begins Sept 27 (Sat) or Sept 30 (Tues)

1. DESCRIBING MOVEMENT & UNDERSTANDING THE
STRUCTURE
. Anatomical Terminology, Planes of
Motion, Skeletal System
, Joints of the Body, Ligaments
and Physiology of Stretching. Muscle Tissue
Muscle
C
ontractions and Biomechanics Movement..
2. THE AMAZING SHOULDER: Shoulder Girdle, Joints,
muscles and ligaments of the shoulder. The rotator cuff.
Asana's that affect the shoulder. Preventing Injury of the
shoulder during practice. Range of motion of the
shoulder, common injuries and proper alignment in
asana practice
, muscles of neck, upper back & chest.
3. PASCIMA: ALL ABOUT THE BACK (The Western
Side of the Body). Superficial and deep muscles of the
back. Asana that strengthens the back and asana that st
retches the back properly. Anatomy of the spine and safe
twisting mechanics.


PART II Begins Oct 25 (Sat) Oct 28 (Tues)
4. CORE STRENGTH, BALANCE AND MOOLA BANDHA.
What really comprises core strength and how this
strength directly affects quality of life. Muscles of the
abdominal wa
ll. Three mechanisms in the body that
help us find balance
. Understanding the physical
aspects of moola bandha, the energy of moola bandha
and how it relates to the breath.
5. PELVIC GIRDLE AND MUSCLES OF THE HIPS AND
LEGS

Muscles that attach to the pelvis and how to create
effective hip opening sequences of asana that will target
specific muscles. The four quadrants of the hip. Anterior,
lateral thigh muscles. Posterior and medial thigh
muscles. Structure of the knee and foot. Why the knee is
the most fragile joint in the body and how to safely
practice and teach asana in regards to the knee.
6. THE NERVOUS SYSTEM and EFFECTS OF STRESS  
Meditation and the brain.  Physiological responses to
stress. Body's Relaxation Response. How the breath and
the nervous work together.
7. RESPIRATIONS AND PRANAYAMA: principles
of breathing and pranayama practices.
8. COMMON PATHOLOGY AND YOGA

Final Exam Must be Completed between 6/29 &  7/4/14
Retakes available if <75% earned on exam.

COST:
FULL SERIES: 480.00 Includes a Ten Class Package
to Hegel Yoga
HALF SERIES, PART I or Part II:  290.00 Includes a
five class pass to Hegel Yoga.
PART I: Topics 1-4 above
PART II: Topics 5-8 above


Texts not included.

REGISTER ONLINE