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What you will learn

  • Identify the role, structure, and function of human physiological systems

  • Identify the the conditions and presentation of normal and abnormal functioning of human physiological systems

  • Examine underlying physiological mechanisms that connect healthy functioning to yoga practice

  • Practice yoga that targets therapy, prevention, and overall wellness

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

24 minutes to complete

Introduction to the Course, Yoga and Physiology

24 minutes to complete
2 videos (Total 9 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
2 videos
Course Roadmap, Expectations and Considerations3m
1 reading
Suggested Readings5m
1 practice exercise
Let's learn about you!10m
4 hours to complete

The Cell and Homeostasis

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Cell Signaling and Stress11m
Yoga Practice: Gentle Yoga for Mindfulness7m
Yoga Practice: Chair Yoga and Mindful Movement12m
3 readings
Yoga and our Cells System: Practice Breakdown10m
Summary: Yoga to Create Cell Health10m
Suggested Readings5m
5 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection2m
Reflection2m
The Cell and Homeostasis Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: The Cell and Homeostasis5m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Genetics

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Genes in Action5m
Field of Epigenetics7m
An Interview with Dr. Bradley Aouizerat15m
Yoga Practice: Repetitive Yoga Practice for Healthy Living9m
Yoga Practice: Building on Repetition to Reset the Body6m
Yoga Practice: Setting New Patterns with Sun Salutations11m
5 readings
Genetics and Epigenetics10m
Diving into Epigenetics with Dr. Aouizerat1m
Yoga and Genetics: Practice Breakdown6m
Summary: Yoga and Genetics2m
Suggested Readings1m
6 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown2m
Reflection5m
Reflection1m
Reflection2m
Genetics Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: Genetics5m
1 hour to complete

How to Read and Interpret the Research

1 hour to complete
8 readings
8 readings
How to Read the Research15m
How to Interpret the Research10m
Title, Authors, and Abstract10m
Background, Materials, and Methods10m
Results10m
Conclusion and/or Discussion10m
Summary5m
Suggested Readings2m
2 practice exercises
How to Read and Interpret the Research Summary Quiz10m
Module Feedback: How to Read and Interpret the Research5m
4 hours to complete

The Nervous System

4 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 68 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
10 videos
Nervous System Cells and Neurotransmitters3m
Functions of the Nervous System2m
The Central Nervous System and the Brain5m
Back Pain with Dr. Erich Anderer7m
An Interview with Dr. Anderer10m
Yoga and Nervous System Health2m
Yoga Practice: Building Core Strength and Promoting Spine Health8m
Yoga Practice: Building and Stabilizing the Posterior Chain13m
Yoga Practice: Building and Stabilizing the Posterior Chain13m
4 readings
An Introduction to Back Pain and Dr. Anderer10m
Yoga and Nervous System Health: Practice Breakdown10m
Summary: Yoga and Nervous System Health10m
Suggested Readings10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection6m
The Nervous System Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: The Nervous System5m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Respiratory System

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
What is Breathing?3m
Functions of Respiration6m
Yoga Practice: Breathing Exercises for Your Yoga Practice9m
Yoga Practice: Alternate Nostril Breathing9m
4 readings
Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Respiration5m
Yoga and Respiratory System Health: Practice Breakdown5m
Summary: Yoga and Respiratory System Health5m
Suggested Readings1m
4 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection2m
The Respiratory System Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: The Respiratory System5m
4 hours to complete

The Cardiovascular System

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Function of the Heart, Veins and Arteries15m
Connecting Cardiovascular Health and Yoga1m
An Interview with Dr. Marshall Hagins14m
Yoga Practice: Jump backs - Movement for Cardiovascular Health10m
Yoga Practice: Jump Throughs and Cardiovascular System Health7m
4 readings
Yoga and the Cardiovascular system with Dr. Hagins5m
Yoga and Cardiovascular System: Practice Breakdown10m
Summary: Yoga and Cardiovascular System Health2m
Suggested Readings5m
4 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection4m
The Cardiovascular System Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: The Cardiovascular System5m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Lymphatic and Immune Systems

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Functions of the Lymphatic System3m
Introduction to the Immune System6m
Yoga Practice: Movements for the Lymph System8m
Yoga Practice: Seated Poses for the Lymph System6m
3 readings
Yoga in Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Practice Breakdown15m
Summary: Yoga for Lymphatic and Immune System Health5m
Suggested Readings5m
5 practice exercises
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection2m
Reflection2m
The Lymph and Immune Systems Summary Quiz25m
Module Feedback: The Lymphatic and Immune Systems5m
5 hours to complete

The Musculoskeletal System

5 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 75 min), 5 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
How Muscles Function11m
Muscle and Bone6m
Tendons, Ligaments and Common Injuries5m
An Interview with Dr. Seidenstein15m
Yoga Practice: Activating Types of Muscles through Small Movements9m
Yoga Practice: Strength through Balancing and Standing Postures14m
Yoga Practice: Standing Poses and Slow Twitch Muscles5m
5 readings
Major Components of the Musculoskeletal System10m
An Introduction to Dr. Seidenstein10m
Yoga and Musculoskeletal Health: Practice Breakdown10m
Summary: Yoga and Musculoskeletal System Health5m
Suggested Readings3m
7 practice exercises
Major Components of the Musculoskeletal SystemMajor Components of the Musculoskeletal System1m
Practice Breakdown1m
Reflection2m
Reflection4m
Reflection2m
The Musculoskeletal System Summary Quiz30m
Module Feedback: The Musculoskeletal System5m

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