Solshine 200 Hour YTT Group

Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics

Learning Objectives and Yoga Alliance Core Compentencies


    • You will understand why the study of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics is important
    • Key Terminology for understanding anatomy
    • You will be able to identify the major bones of the skeletal system 
    • You will learn the types of joints, joint actions in relation to yoga asana.
    • You will be able to identify the major muscles of yoga
    • Types of muscle contraction and their roles in yoga asana

The Musculoskeletal System

The Skeletal System

Joint and Joint Stacking

Joint Actions

The Anatomy of the Spine

Body Positions

The Pelvis

The Shoulders and the Shoulder Girdle

The Nervous System

Introduction to the Nervous System

Fight Flight or Freeze

The Vagal Theory

The Mind Body Connection

The Cardiovascular System

The Endocrine System

The Digestive System

The Respiratory System

Workbooks and Resources