3. Achieving Structural Balance: Neurophysiology, Stability, and Joint Function in Practice
Review the latest research to improve safety in yoga posture performance and improve balance and ultimately, the meditative state reached. Explain the neurophysiology of safe medical therapeutic yoga practice as it relates to myofascial release and neural mobilization. Verbalize the guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for performing soft tissue mobilization within the context of yoga postures. Identify how myofascial restriction and neural mobilization can be addressed through the practice and sequencing of yoga postures. Understand joint open and closed packed positions as they relate to both protection and progression in medical therapeutic yoga prescription. Describe the factors affecting gait related (balance) changes across the lifespan.