As yoga teachers, we spend a lot of time guiding our students through moving their bodies. Knowledge of the human body is one of the best tools we have to help us give our students a positive movement experience. Enjoy this anatomy playlist of episodes designed to help you make sense of the human body as it relates to yoga asana.
Learn essential concepts in anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and kinesiology as it applies in the yoga classroom.
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Are Cues Gender Specific?
Are cues gender specific? A podcast listener called in to ask if she should cue men differently around the hips and hamstrings. In addition to answering the specific question, Mado’s answer touches on how yoga teachers can best navigate the rapidly changing landscape of sex and gender.
Hip Labral Tears & Yoga Practice
What are some ways to help a student with a hip labral tear? In this episode, Dr. Libby Hinsley explains how a hip labral tears can affect a yoga asana practice and how to support students who have them while staying in your scope of practice.
Osteoporosis & Spinal Flexion
Should we modify spinal flexion for osteoporosis? Osteoporosis affects approximately 20% of women over the age of 50 and increases the risk of bone fractures. In this episode, Dr. Libby Hinsley and I continue our 3 part mini-series highlighting common medical conditions.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Today’s episode is the first of a mini series about some of the most common conditions that will show up in a yoga classroom. Dr. Libby Hinsley demystifies the misleading diagnosis of “degenerative disc disease” – and shares the tools you will need as a yoga teacher to confidently help any student who tells you they have it.
Is Yoga Bad for Bendy People
Ever been told that hypermobile people shouldn’t practice yoga? Yoga is not bad for bendy people, but there are different considerations for people with hypermobile joints. Dr. Libby Hinsley, author of Yoga for Bendy People joins us to debunk some myths and talk about the ways that yoga is amazing for bendy people.
Back Pain and the Koshas with Lillah Schwartz
Back Pain and the Koshas with Lillah SchwartzHow do the koshas relate to teaching yoga to people with back pain? Lillah Schwartz shares wisdom from her 40 plus years of teaching and advises an integrated, multi-layered approach. Psst. Want to get an email each time a...
How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class
How & Why to Eliminate Fear Based Language in Yoga Class with Libby HinsleyHave you heard of “nocebic” language? Learn the way our brains react to expectation, why it’s important to notice fear based language and how to transform your words to empower your...
Evolving Asana with Lara HeimannEmpower yourself to examine the why and how behind movement. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new episode is released? Episode Highlights Examine the why and how behind movement. Lara Heimann, host of the redefining yoga podcast...
How to adapt your classes for different bodies
How to adapt your classes for different bodies with Libby HinsleyLearn how to meet your students’ expectations AND educate them about what really matters when it comes to yoga from a place of confidence and compassion. Psst. Want to get an email each time a new...
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