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Importance of studying anatomy in hatha yoga application

Importance of studying anatomy in hatha yoga application Anatomy: Anatomy is the study of the structure of an organism. This involves the understanding of appearance, structure, location, organization of the various parts of the organism. Importance of studying anatomy in yoga: In Ashtanga Yoga, the practice of asanas and pranayama engages the entire body and […]

Heart, Arteries & Veins Forms the Circulatory System

The Heart, Arteries & Veins Forms the Circulatory System:  The heart pumps blood into arteries. The arteries divide and subdivide and finally end in capillaries. The capillaries later unite to form veins. The veins return blood to the heart. The arteries carry pure blood away from the heart, Veins carry De-oxygenated blood to the heart […]

Measurement of blood pressure

Measurement of blood pressure:  Blood pressure is usually measured by an instrument called sphygmomanometer; it consists of a mercury manometer. Cuff and hand pump. The cuff is tied around the cubical fossa of the individual then the hand pump is pressed so that air is inflated in the cuff. When the cuff is fully inflated, […]

Main bones of the human skeleton

The main bones of the human skeleton are: The Skull – Cranium, Mandible, and Maxilla Shoulder girdle – clavicle and scapula Arm – humerus, radius, and ulna Hand – Carpals, Metacarpals, and Phalanges Chest – Sternum, and Ribs Spine – Cervical area (top 7 vertebrae), Thoracic (next 12), Lumbar (bottom 5 vertebrae), Sacrum (5 fused […]

Factors affecting blood pressure

Factors affecting blood pressure: Blood volume. Cardiac output Peripheral resistance. The elasticity of blood vessels. The diameter of the lumen of blood vessels. The viscosity of blood. Blood volume: it’s the total amount of blood in circulation. A sufficient amount of blood in blood vessels is necessary to maintain normal blood pressure loss of blood […]

Disorders of Heart

Disorders of Heart Cardiac failure: It’s a condition in which the myocardium of ventricle is unable to maintain sufficient circulation of blood to meet the needs of the body. Depending on onset it may be classified into: 1- Acute failure: when it’s sudden. 2- Chronic failure: when it’s gradual. Stenosis of valves: it’s the narrowing […]

Electrocardiogram ECG

Electrocardiogram ECG: The ECG shows the heart’s electrical activity as line tracings on paper. It’s the recording of electrical activity of the heart. ECG is an instrument which is used to record the electrical current generated in the heart. By means of this instrument, the electrical current generated in the heart is conducted to remote […]

Functions of the Skeletal System

Functions of the Skeletal System? Support of the body Locomotion Provide protection for internal organs Act as a site for the production of blood cells, Calcium storage   & endocrine regulation. Growth and development