Course Curriculum

207: Anatomy Of The Knee

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: OVERVIEW OF THE KNEE
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • ACTIVITY AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • WHAT IS THE KNEE?
    • STRUCTURE OF THE KNEE
    • ACTIVITY: SELF-PALPATION
    • PATELLA BEST PRACTICES #1
    • PATELLA BEST PRACTICES #2
    • MENISCUS AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #2
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: APPLICATIONS TO ASANA
    • LESSON TWO OVERVIEW
    • LOTUS POSE (PADMASANA)
    • THE TWO PIGEONS
    • UPRIGHT PIGEON
    • FORWARD FOLDING PIGEON
    • HERO AND RECLINED HEROS (VIRASANA AND SUPTA VIRASANA)
    • ACTIVITY: TEACHING AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #3
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: HYPEREXTENSION
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • HYPEREXTENSION AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #4
    • CUEING FOR HYPEREXTENSION
    • CUEING FOR HYPEREXTENSION: SEATED
    • ACTIVITY: PRACTICE TEACH AND JOURNAL REFLECTION #5
    • QUIZ
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: KNEE STABILITY
    • LESSON OVERVIEW
    • PASSIVE STABILITY: LIGAMENTS
    • LIGAMENTOUS INJURY
    • ACTIVE STABILITY: MUSCLES
    • QUIZ: LESSON FOUR
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION AND OUTSIDE PRACTICE

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

  • Describe the movement and muscles that impact the knee joint.

  • Accurately describe the structures of the knee and identify their respective risk factors.

  • Apply your anatomical understanding to safely instruct poses such as hero's pose, pigeon, and hip openers by incorporating the knee mantra.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Rachel Scott

    Senior Instructor

    Rachel Scott

    Rachel is a teacher trainer, mentor, and author based in Vancouver, BC. Meticulous and funny, she loves sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others. Also an instructional designer, she helps develop yoga curriculum for yoga schools globally. Her favorite place to be is the yoga teacher training room.