Functional Movement Anatomy: Essential Principles
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Functional Movement Anatomy: Essential Principles

Movement Anatomy Principles for Yoga, Fitness & Somatic Wellness
4.0 (32 ratings)
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84 students enrolled
Created by Anthony Davis
Last updated 5/2020
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Price: $199.99
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This course includes
  • 18 hours on-demand video
  • 5 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Safety and Foundational Anatomy for Movement
  • Critical Thinking About Human Movement
  • Joint Motions & Biomechanics
  • Key Tissues Types: How the Body Adapts
  • Evaluate Many Myths About the Human Body
  • What is "Functional" Movement?
Requirements
  • A yoga mat is recommended for the guided portions.
Description

I work with health driven people to find clarity in a sea of conflicting information on health and wellness by helping them embody evidence informed fitness, yoga, and meditation methods so they can be in control of their own body and mind, and teach others to do the same.


This is a complete functional anatomy training for students of the human body who are seeking to empower themselves through a deeper confidence in their own innate power as a human being, through movement, breathing, and self awareness. This course is intended to fill the foundational requirements of teaching any student and teacher of movement everything they need to know to effectively practice yoga, fitness, sports, or anything else in an optimal way which is pain free and integrated.


After taking countless anatomy trainings of my own in the yoga, fitness, and higher educational worlds I have realized that memorization of muscles and actions is not important for understanding how a living breathing human being actually walks, runs, jumps, and moves. This training focuses on joint mechanics as the underlying axis of motion, and on principles of the various types of tissues (muscular, connective/fascia, cartilage, etc.) and how they respond to stress. You will learn to critically evaluate your beliefs about the human body, and be able to critique claims from outside sources by empowering yourself through education.


You will be confident and safe in your own skin, and be able to guide others to do the same. Thank you for joining the movement, for movement.


Who this course is for:
  • Any yoga, fitness or movement student or teacher who seeks a deep understanding of the human body as it relates to yoga, strength, mobility, and safety.
Course content
Expand all 58 lectures 17:52:10
+ Human Systems Overview
7 lectures 01:50:11
The "Anatomical Position"
07:59

This is an older video of mine to explain a term I will use very frequently throughout this training: Tensegrity. It means that the body needs to have both tension AND elasticity for proper function. Tension is not the enemy, but it is not the hero either. You need strength AND mobility. Furthermore, all tissues in the human body are connected via a complex network of connective tissue called fascia. So if you move your legs, your arms are always connected to that movement. Even moving your toes will affect your head. For more in depth understanding please read the book "Anatomy Trains" by Tom Myers. 



The reason for using the old video here is because I had a great prop then which demonstrates the concept very well. Enjoy!

Follow this link: https://youtu.be/RPn63eTYwOM

Key Overarching Concept: "Tensegrity"
00:33
Overview of Systems
23:54
Nervous System
19:47

Overview of the basic systems and tissues in the human body

Human Systems QUIZ
9 questions
+ A Common Language for Movement
4 lectures 58:44
Directional Terms
10:54
Planes of Motion
07:24
Joint Movement Terms
22:45

Review terms for motion, planes of motion, types of muscle contractions, and directional terms.

Terms of Motion QUIZ
8 questions
+ The Skeleton, Joints, & The Spine
9 lectures 03:05:42
The Skeleton - Bones I
27:19
The Skeleton - Bones II
19:13
The Skeleton - Joint Types
25:48
The Spine - Facet Joints & Motions
12:00
The Spine - Upper Cervical Joints & Motion
14:35
The Skeleton - Secondary Joint Actions (Arthrokinematics)
11:02
Cartilage
29:46
Ligaments & Joint Capsules
20:57
The Spine - Discs, IVF's, Bulges, Herniations, and Referred Pain
25:02

The most critical general joint information overall information that every movement expert should know is in this quiz.

Joints and Skeleton Quiz
10 questions
+ Key Joints for Movement
9 lectures 03:57:12
The Hip Joint
42:43
The Shoulder Joint
23:26
The Scapulothoracic Joint
38:48
Scapulohumeral Rhythm
31:01
Lumbopelvic Hip Rhythm
25:34
The Knee Joint
22:27
The Elbow Joint
14:41
Ankle & Foot Joints
20:36
Wrist & Hand Joints
17:56

Know your fundamental joint movements!

Movement Quiz for Joints
10 questions
+ Muscles and Myofascial Slings
6 lectures 02:06:18
A Note from Cadaveric Dissection - Everything IS Connected
25:57
Skeletal Muscle - Critical Information
14:25
Basic Muscle Groups
41:49
Tensegrity in Motion 1 - Anterior & Posterior Oblique Subsystems
14:02
Tensegrity in Motion 2 - Front & Back Lines
11:31
Gravity Screws With Everything - Use the Right Muscles for the Job
18:34

Putting it all into motion!

Myofascial Quiz!
6 questions
+ Special Muscle Considerations
4 lectures 01:45:08
The Core - Pumps & Pressure Systems
38:16
Paraspinal Muscles - "Core 2.0"
23:29
Rotator Cuffs & Joint Stabilizers
12:21
Muscles of Respiration
31:02
Special Considerations Quiz
11 questions
+ Foundational Postures
3 lectures 57:41
Downward Facing Dog
21:11
Chaturanga Dandasana
19:12
1000 Faces of The Squat
17:18
Foundations Quiz
10 questions
+ Safety First! Revolutionize Your Practice.
7 lectures 56:54
Active vs Passive Range of Motion (ROM)
22:15
SAID Principle and Progressive Overload
18:51
Joint Health is in the Middle Path
15:31
To Stretch or Not to Stretch? Does Flexibility Matter?
00:09
Is Yoga Safe? (Pt. 1) Hypermobility, Flexibility, Joint Pain
00:02
Is Yoga Safe? (Pt. 2) Change the Way You Practice
00:04
Is Yoga Safe? (Pt. 3) If You Don't Feel a Stretch - You Don't Need One!
00:01
+ Closing Concepts
5 lectures 01:35:30
Anatomical Variation vs. Universal Principles
16:01
How Much Flexibility is Enough?
11:36
Mythbusting
29:52
Pregnancy Mythbusting & Advice
25:15

What are the most important keys for keeping people safe during movement?

Safety Quiz
9 questions
The Big Picture & A Parting Gift
12:46