The course will review the current literature that supports the use of yoga for cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, myofascial, neurovascular, psychoemotional, and neuroendocrine intervention. This course will equip you with the tools to teach evidence-based respiratory and meditation techniques for affecting patient satisfaction, quality of life, and patient outcomes.
Respiration is a primary entry point for affecting the HPA (hypothalamic pituitary adrenal) Axis, which determines gut-brain-body health and allostatic load. The techniques introduced will address stress response, lumbopelvic stabilization, and myofascial and neurovascular intervention applicable to all patient populations.
- Evaluate the physiology of respiration at rest.
- Recognize respiratory pathophysiology.
- Apply the yogic biopsychosocial conceptual model to the respiratory system to affect global systemic health outcomes.
- Practice unique diaphragmatic breathing patterns to improve safety and efficacy of yoga prescription.