107: Anatomy Of Muscles And Connective Tissue

Muscles and connective tissue are essential components of functional movement and integral anatomy. In this course, you will learn the structure and function of these critical tissues as well as how they work in movement.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Connective Tissue

    Describe how connective tissue affects movement, strength and flexibility.

  • Muscle

    Describe how muscles and the nervous system play roles in movement and stretch.

  • Understand & Communication

    understand enough basic anatomy to help you teach and learn from other students and teachers.

Course Curriculum

107: Anatomy Of Muscles And Connective Tissue

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • WHY LEARN ABOUT ANATOMY?
    • CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND THE INTEGRATED WHOLE
    • QUIZ: OVERVIEW
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND FLEXIBILITY
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • CONNECTIVE TISSUE AND FLEXIBILITY
    • LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS
    • FASCIA AROUND MUSCLE CELLS
    • RETURN TO THE WHOLE
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: MUSCLE CONTRACTION AND FLEXIBILITY
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • MUSCLE CONTRACTION AND FLEXIBILITY
    • MUSCLES MOVE BONES
    • RECIPROCAL INHIBITION
    • TYPES OF MUSCULAR CONTRACTION
    • THE STRETCH REFLEX
    • QUIZ: LESSON THREE
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: MUSCLE ACTIVATION AND YOGA
    • MUSCLE ACTIVATION AND YOGA
    • FIRST ASANA PAIR: POSE 1
    • FIRST ASANA PAIR: POSE 2
    • SECOND ASANA PAIR: POSE 1 & 2
    • QUIZ: CALF POSE
    • CALF STRETCH SUMMARY
    • THIRD ASANA PAIR: POSE 1 & 2
    • QUIZ: KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH
    • KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: PROPRIOCEPTIVE NEUROMUSCULAR FACILITATION (PNF)
    • INTRODUCTION TO PNF
    • PNF IN ACTION
    • QUIZ: PNF IN LUNGE POSE
    • FACILITATE PNF ON YOUR STUDENTS
    • QUIZ: ASSISTED PNF USING THE HIP TO CHEST STRETCH
  • 7
    LESSON SIX: BRING IT BACK TO THE WHOLE
    • BRING IT BACK TO THE WHOLE
    • COURSE REVIEW
  • 8
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • OUTSIDE PRACTICE

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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.