Musculoskeletal Health and Hatha Yoga Curriculum

Musculoskeletal system plays an important functional role in order to promote the health and productivity. The main functions include the support, locomotion, and protection of internal organs, mineral deposition and the process of erythropoiesis.Various research studies show that musculoskeletal health issues are on rise around the world due to the factors like lack of physical activity, too much sedentary lifestyle and postural disorders. Hatha Yoga Curriculum is very effective in the prevention of these diseases and promotion of healthy musculoskeletal system.

500 Hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh is great opportunity to explore the intrinsic connections   of the different practices and principles of Yoga for the preservation and promotion of health in holistic way. The course brings the light on the observations of the effects of Yoga for musculoskeletal health. Hatha Yoga practices are beneficial for this system in many ways in order to promote strength and flexibility.


Properly selected and sequenced yoga poses in a practical session helps to stretch the capsulo ligamental structures of nearly each of the joints of the body in a safe and supportive environment. The stability and mobility of all the joints is possible with the help of such modules of yoga session.


The efficiency of the postures contributes for better co ordination of neuro-muscular and neuro-glandular reactions. These poses involve the isometric  movements which are taking place during the still position of the joints.  Red muscles are involved in the isometric contractions in which lesser consumption of oxygen takes place leading to the conservation of energy and prevention of muscle fatigue.


Spine is the major energy channel according to the concept of energetic anatomy and physiology in yoga. The Energy centers or Chakras which are located across the spinal column carry the proper energy in the Shusumna  nadi  when it is free from obstructions  as well as imbalance. Asana practice of stimulate the free flow of the energy in the passage using the mechanisms of traction of the spine, flexion, extension and twisting.  The inverted poses help to purify the spinal region with the help of the better drainage and improve blood circulation.

Postural Health:

Hatha Yoga training curriculum using the various techniques brings the best possible postural through the efficient body posture. This is distinct effect of these poses since they over come spasticity, rigidity, hypotonia and flaccidity leading to optimum muscle tone required in healthy body postures free from internal disturbances in the tonic rhythm.

 Strength and Flexibility:

The general strength and flexibility of the musculoskeletal system is improved on account of the improved blood circulation, reduction of the toxins around the joints area.  Prevention of thickening of connective tissue and stretch of Para spinal muscles is another unique contribution of yogic practices.


The techniques like pranayama and relaxation including the meditation practices bring the relaxation of the muscles and joints in away unmatched by any other practices through the mechanism of releasing of pent up energy as in body amour. This approach useful to release the energy which is tied up unnecessarily in different parts of the body due to mental conflicts, emotional upsets. This will bring the feeling of Vitality and rejuvenation.