Course Curriculum

209: Anatomy Of The Nervous System

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • START HERE
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • ABOUT YOUR FACULTY
    • COURSE MATERIALS
    • Q&A
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: HOW DOES IT WORK?
    • COURSE INTRODUCTION
    • WHAT IS THE NERVOUS SYSTEM?
    • ANATOMICAL DIVISIONS
    • NEURONS AND BUNDLES
    • FUNCTION
    • RESPONSES: VOLUNTARY AND INVOLUNTARY
    • QUIZ: HOW DOES IT WORK?
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTEGRATION
    • LESSON TWO INTRODUCTION
    • CONSCIOUSNESS
    • INTEGRATING IT INTO YOUR LIFE
    • QUIZ: CONSCIOUSNESS AND INTEGRATION
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: STRENGTH
    • LESSON THREE INTRODUCTION
    • HIGH VS LOW LOAD TRAINING
    • STRENGTH, IMAGINATION AND DISTRIBUTION
    • QUIZ: STRENGTH
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: FLEXIBILITY
    • LESSON FOUR INTRODUCTION
    • ACTIVE FLEXIBILITY
    • CROSS EDUCATION
    • GAINING FLEXIBILITY
    • QUIZ: FLEXIBILITY
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: PROPRIOCEPTION
    • LESSON FIVE INTRODUCTION
    • PROPRIOCEPTION
    • MUSCLE SPINDLES
    • GOLGI TENDON ORGANS
    • JOINT KINESTHETIC RECEPTORS
    • QUIZ: PROPRIOCEPTION
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    LESSON SIX: STRESS AND RELAXATION
    • LESSON SIX INTRODUCTION
    • STRESS
    • GABA AND THE VAGUS NERVE
    • PRANAYAMA, ASANAS AND MEDITATION
    • QUIZ: LESSON SIX
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 8
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

This course teaches you:

  • System Interactions

    how your muscles and nervous system work together and why knowing this can benefit you.

  • Roles

    the role your nervous system plays as you learn to strengthen, stretch and relax your body.

  • Basic Tasks and Inner Focus

    how your body gives you the feedback that is necessary for you to move your body and learn about yourself.

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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.