Yoga 4

Anatomy & Physiology

As part of the Teacher Training Course, Yoga 4 is the next step towards your teaching qualification. To attend this course, you must have attended and passed Introduction to Yoga Levels 1 and 2 and Yoga 3.

Throughout Yoga 4, you will explore the anatomy and physiology of the body in depth and gain a thorough understanding of yoga and its power to transform your health and well being.  

This academic course will involve 6 hours (two 3 hour sessions) of formal contact time per week over six consecutive weeks (1 week study week), daily self practice and self study using a variety of techniques that will be taught to you as part of the course. Yoga Level 4 incorporates the following:

  • The Skeletal system. By enhancing the capacity of our bones to absorb nutrients, we improve the strength of our bones, thus increasing longevity.
  • The Muscular system. Yoga serves to increase muscular strength and flexibility, promoting a greater range of movement and natural alignment throughout.
  • The Digestive system. Yoga stimulates and nurtures our digestive system, increasing nutrient absorption, regular excretion and detoxification.
  • The Circulatory system. With its focus and awareness upon the breath and movement, our oxygen intake and blood flow increases, thereby strengthening the circulatory system.
  • The Lymphatic system. Adopting a deeper state of relaxation enhances the free flow of the body’s lymph fluid, thus enhancing our ability to maintain fluid balance and remove waste material.
  • The Respiratory system. Breathing is the gateway to life. From a yogic viewpoint, it is believed that the breath is the link between the body and the mind; if we can control our respiration we can control every aspect of our being.
  • The Nervous system. Yoga opens up the channels of intrinsic communication between the central and the peripheral nervous system.
  • The Endocrine system. Yoga is instrumental in bringing our emotional and physical states into balance by regulating our moods, growth and development, metabolism and sexual function.
  • The Skin and Sense Organs. We experience the world with the help of our five senses, namely, sight, sound, taste, touch and smell. Yoga teaches us to consciously practise control of our five senses and their respective organs.

Full attendance on all dates is required.

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