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Science Of Yoga: Understand The Anatomy And Phy... ((FREE))



The science of yoga is the scientific basis of modern yoga as physical exercise in human sciences such as anatomy, physiology, and psychology. Yoga's effects are to some extent shared with other forms of exercise,[O 1] though it differs in the amount of stretching involved, and because of its frequent use of long holds and relaxation, in its ability to reduce stress. Yoga is here treated separately from meditation, which has effects of its own, though yoga and meditation are combined in some schools of yoga.




Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Phy...



The science journalist William Broad notes that yoga has "wide health benefits",[13] and defines the scope of the science of yoga as to "better understand what yoga can do and better understand what yoga can be".[14] He distinguishes "the modern variety" which is his subject from the Haṭha yoga that formed "in medieval times".[14][a] Denise Rankin-Box, editor of Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, one of several Elsevier journals that publish papers on the effects of yoga (among other matters), offers the definition "research addressing the impact of yoga on health and wellbeing."[O 5] Ann Swanson, an educator and yoga therapist, writes that "scientific principles and evidence have demystified so much of the practice" of yoga;[15] her book on the Science of Yoga is principally about the anatomy of yoga asanas,[16] with a chapter on the relationships of the body's systems (anatomy and physiology) to yoga.[17] Psychiatric researchers such as Michaela Pascoe have addressed the effect of yoga on measures of psychological stress and depression.[P 2][P 3]


One of the applications of science to yoga is the provision of detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the skeletomuscular system, as it relates to yoga asanas, for yoga teachers and yoga therapists.[27][28][29]


Scientific and medical research has demystified so much of the practice and shows the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Delve into the science behind your favourite yoga poses with this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide.


Ann Swanson is a yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and advocate for self-care, based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Passionate about science, she has taught college anatomy and physiology and holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she is now on faculty. Ann specializes in helping people relieve pain with online yoga therapy. She also mentors other yoga teachers and therapists one-on-one online. Ann has a way of making complex scientific ideas of anatomy and therapeutic yoga simple to understand and apply practically.


Fulfills core competencies: Communication Skills; Contextual Integration; Information Literacy. Provides the basic scientific background requisite to understanding the science behind important contemporary issues such as genetic engineering, stem cell research, cloning, reproductive technologies, the genetic basis of behavior (e.g., violence), and pressing environmental concerns. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. (UG)


A survey of the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology and dissection and experimentation to enhance the understanding of human systems. Intended for healthcare studies students and other non-majors. Prerequisite: BIO 103 or 109. Science majors cannot use this course for credit in the major. Lecture, 3 hours; Laboratory, 2 hours. (UG)


This course is designed to establish a fundamental understanding of the functional significance of anatomical structures across vertebrates. The evolution of the entire group will be discussed, as the relationship between organisms is reflected within their anatomy. A systems-approach will be taken, and each organ system will be considered for the diversity of vertebrates. The structuring of anatomical features will be discussed in reference to its biomechanical and functional significance, as well as how it caters to the lifestyle of said organism. Although memorization is an essential part of any anatomy class, we will focus less on recall and identification and more on the logic behind the structure/function relationship of the anatomical features investigated. Pre requisite: BIO-110/L. Corequisite: BIO 344. (UG) 041b061a72


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