Physiology of Yoga With CE Exam, The
Online CourseThe package components are as follows:
- The Physiology of Yoga text
- Continuing education exam (accessed online)
You can experiment with concepts through Try It Yourself sidebars, which focus on mindful movement, meditation, and breathing. The 14 Myth or Fact sidebars explore popular claims about yoga, such as whether a shoulder stand can stimulate the thyroid or if twists can detoxify the liver. You’ll get the most current research to determine the validity of various claims so you can avoid practices that could be harmful or counterproductive to your clients.
Finally, experience firsthand how yoga affects physiology by exploring specific yoga poses and four sequences. Each sequence explains which of the physiological principles from the earlier chapters may be most prevalent in that sequence.
Upon completing the book, certified professionals can take the companion CE exam to earn continuing education credits.
After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
- Describe yoga’s influence on the body’s systems.
- Explain the support and stability provided by the musculoskeletal system.
- Identify the benefits of a yoga practice on the nervous system.
- Describe the role breath plays within the respiratory system.
- Understand how yoga may impact the function of the heart and other parts of the cardiovascular system.
- Discuss yoga’s influence on the endocrine system.
- List the ways in which yoga can be beneficial to the endocrine system.
- Demonstrate your knowledge of pre- and postnatal yoga considerations.
- Explain yoga’s relationship to the digestive system.
- Compare evidence of scientific findings with long-held popular claims about yoga.
- Create mindful yoga practices that benefit the whole body.
AudienceYoga instructors, personal trainers, strength and conditioning professionals, and other certified fitness professionals.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Musculoskeletal System
Tendons, Ligaments, and Aponeuroses
The Science of Stretching and Flexibility
Injuries and Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 2. Nervous System
Cells of the Nervous System
Central Nervous System
Peripheral Nervous System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Chapter 3. Respiratory System
Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System
The Biomechanics of Quiet Breathing
All About the Diaphragm
Forced Exhalation and Inhalation
Atmospheric Air and Expelled Air
Good, Wholesome Oxygen?
Nose Breathing and Mouth Breathing
The Psychological and Physiological Effects of Pranayama and Slow Breathing
Conditions of the Respiratory System
Chapter 4. Cardiovascular System
Role of the Cardiovascular System in Maintaining Homeostasis
Resting Heart Rate and Cardiac Output
Heart Rate Variability
Conditions of the Cardiovascular System
Chapter 5. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Conditions of the Lymphatic System
Conditions of the Immune System
Chapter 6. Endocrine System
What Is a Hormone?
Cortisol: The Master Hormone
Endorphins: Our Body’s Morphine
Conditions of the Endocrine System
Chapter 7. Reproductive System
Female Reproductive System Anatomy
Female Reproductive System Physiology
Male Reproductive System
Conditions of the Reproductive System
Chapter 8. Digestive System
Anatomy and Physiology of the Digestive System
Diet and the Digestive System
Conditions of the Digestive System
Chapter 9. Practice With Confidence
Strong, Dynamic Practice
Slow Hatha Practice
Chair Yoga Practice
Restorative Yoga Practice