Course Curriculum

205: Anatomy Of The Shoulder

  • 1
    WELCOME AND COURSE ORIENTATION
    • HOW TO TAKE THIS COURSE
    • SYLLABUS
    • COURSE MATERIALS
  • 2
    LESSON ONE: WHAT IS THE SHOULDER?
    • JOURNAL REFLECTION #1
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON ONE
    • BONES OF THE SHOULDER GIRDLE
    • THE WEIRD AND WACKY SCAPULA
    • SCAPULOHUMERAL RHYTHM
    • QUIZ: OPTIONAL
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 3
    LESSON TWO: MUSCLES OF THE ROTATOR CUFF
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON TWO
    • SUPRASPINATUS
    • INFRASPINATUS & TERES MINOR
    • SUBSCAPULARIS
    • QUIZ: LESSON TWO
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 4
    LESSON THREE: MUSCLES OF SCAPULAR STABILIZATION
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON THREE
    • SERRATUS ANTERIOR
    • RHOMBOIDS AND TRAPEZIUS
    • APPLICATION TO ASANA
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 5
    LESSON FOUR: MUSCLES OF THE ARM AND BACK
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FOUR
    • DELTOIDS
    • PECTORALIS MAJOR AND MINOR
    • LATISSIMUS DORSI
    • APPLICATION TO ASANA
    • QUIZ: LESSON FOUR
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 6
    LESSON FIVE: RISKS AND INJURIES
    • INTRODUCTION TO LESSON FIVE
    • SEPARATED SHOULDER
    • DISLOCATED SHOULDER
    • IMPINGEMENT AND BURSITIS
    • FROZEN SHOULDER
    • QUIZ: LESSON FIVE
    • LESSON SUMMARY
  • 7
    CONCLUSION
    • FINAL ASSESSMENT
    • ACADEMIC HONOR
    • CONCLUSION & OUTSIDE PRACTICE

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

  • Describe the key structures (bones, joints) of the shoulder girdle.

  • Identify and describe the function of the rotator cuff and apply this understanding to safe asana practice.

  • Identify and locate the key muscles of scapular stabilization, and demonstrate their activation in plank pose and other asana such as arm balances.

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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.