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ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND LESSON PLANNING APL0401
This course is suitable for both basic and advanced students of Yoga

Course overview:

Learning anatomy is important to know about the effects of stretching on our body. The course is primarily designed to teach the anatomic structure of the body and the effect of yoga specific exercises on the human body. The classes in this course are primarily theoretical.

Duration:

Total 24 hours of the course are dedicated to APL0401. Classes will run every day from Monday to Saturday and each class will be of 60 minutes duration.

Subject Type Class schedule Duration Timing
Anatomy, Physiology and Lesson Planning (APL0401) Theory + Practical Monday – Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 1 Hour

Examination

Towards the end of the course, the students are expected to give a theoretical as wells practical exam to qualify for the course. The theoretical part will consist of 10 subjective questions to be completed in 30 minutes. The practical and Viva examination details will be explained to the students in the class.

Attendance:

To qualify for the course, the students must keep a minimum of 90% attendance in the class.

Detailed course structure:

Topic Hours Type References Instructor Name
Introduction to Yoga anatomy and physiology 2 Hours Theory Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Praful/Ksenia
Breathing system 5 hours Theory Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Praful/Ksenia
Body systems 12 hours Theory Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
Praful/Ksenia
Lesson Planning 5 hours Theory • Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews • Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter Praful/Ksenia

Week-wise distribution:

Week Topics covered Difficulty Level
Week 1 Introduction
Respiratory system (Anatomy and Physiology
Breath improvement from poor to full
yogic breath understanding and improvement of pranayama
technique through breath correction)
Beginner
Week 2 Skeletal system
Articular system (joints)
Spine
Muscular system
Beginner
Week 3 Anatomical alignment in Asana
Lesson planning
Advanced
Week 4 Nervous system
Anatomy and Physiology recap( question and answer class)
Advanced

Reference Books used in the course :

Yoga Anatomy Book
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
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