This course gives you access to an exploration of physiological systems from the perspective of overall health and wellness. In particular, a focus on yoga, meditation and mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention in chronic illness and long term treatment. This course is intended for yoga practitioners and teachers, as well as college students and medical practitioners looking for a deeper understanding of the physiological benefits of yoga. The value of taking this course is to understand the impact that yoga can have on reducing stress, and aiding in healing or preventing physiological pathologies. Throughout this course, we will learn about different physiological systems and highlight yoga practices that can influence different systems and reduce pathology. Reading material will include analysis of scientific studies that have successfully utilized yoga practice as a tool for treatment of various illnesses such as: hypertension, stress, diabetes, insomnia, chronic pain and PTSD. In order to understanding these conditions, lectures will provide a complete understanding of the correlating physiological system. The weekly course assignment will include physiology lectures, a weekly yoga practice, suggested readings, and optional discussions for a total of 3-5 hours per week. The course will provide a tremendous amount of information and hands on experience for those interested in alternative health perspectives and a more in depth scientific understanding of this ancient healing method.
Engineering Health: Introduction to Yoga and PhysiologyNew York University
About this Course
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
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Introduction to the Course, Yoga and Physiology
The Cell and Homeostasis
How to Read and Interpret the Research
The Nervous System
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovascular System
The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
The Musculoskeletal System
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TOP REVIEWS FROM ENGINEERING HEALTH: INTRODUCTION TO YOGA AND PHYSIOLOGY
I appreciated all of the medical expert lectures, and I feel well acquainted with the foundational science behind yoga. Thank you.
Really interesting and well put together. Great way for anyone interested in exploring the medical and anatomical side of their yoga practice.
My wholehearted thanks to Coursera, to all knowledgeable professors and Doctors who taught me such precious information to know myself better.
Very well designed course, well programmed and executed. Must for anyone who is serious about gaining knowledge of physiology and yoga science.
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