Course Curriculum

203: Anatomy Of The Core

  • 1
    WELCOME AND ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: KEY CONCEPTS
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • WHY UNDERSTAND CORE ANATOMY?
    • TYPES OF MUSCULAR ACTIVATION
    • WHAT ARE STABILIZERS AND MOBILIZERS?
    • CONSCIOUS VS UNCONSCIOUS CONTROL
    • THE PURPOSE OF THE CORE
    • TYPES OF MUSCLE ACTIVATION
    • THE INTEGRATED WHOLE
    • QUIZ: KEY CONCEPTS
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: CORE MUSCLES AND THEIR GROUPINGS
    • CORE MUSCLES AND THEIR GROUPINGS
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: THE DEEP CYLINDER OF SUPPORT
    • THE DEEP CYLINDER OF SUPPORT
    • THE SIT-UP, PART ONE
    • QUIZ: DEEP CYLINDER OF SUPPORT
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: THE ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
    • THE ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
    • THE SIT-UP, PART TWO
    • QUIZ: THE ABDOMINAL MUSCLES
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: THE CORE MUSCLES OF THE BACK
    • THE CORE MUSCLES OF THE BACK
    • THE SIT-UP, PART THREE
    • APPLY IT TO YOGA!
    • QUIZ: CORE MUSCLES OF THE BACK
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    LESSON SIX: THE PSOAS
    • THE PSOAS MUSCLE
    • THE PSOAS AND THE ANCHOR
  • 8
    LESSON SEVEN: YOGA AND ISOMETRIC ACTIVATION
    • YOGA AND ISOMETRIC ACTIVATION
    • QUIZ: PLANK POSE
    • QUIZ: REVERSE PLANK POSE
    • QUIZ: TRIANGLE POSE TO THE RIGHT
    • LESSON SUMMARY
    • BE THE TEACHER
  • 9
    CONCLUSION AND FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

This course teaches you:

  • Function

    the many reasons why learning about core anatomy will help you as a student and a teacher

  • Specific Roles

    the roles that certain muscle groups play in moving and stabilizing the body

  • Integration

    how this complex system works together to create stability and strength.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • David Procyshyn

    Senior Instructor

    David Procyshyn

    David is a yoga and meditation teacher with 15 years of teaching experience and 25 years of practice. His knowledge of the various aspects of yoga and meditation, particularly functional anatomy, relaxation, sleep and anxiety, have informed his teaching and allowed him to help others realize their potential. David lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his wife, son, step-daughter, two cats and six chickens.