Core: This is a term that is interpreted differently by different people. 

Yoga “sutras" of patanjali: 196 aphorisms that are the foundational text of yoga.

Ayurveda: life-knowledge.

Ayurvedic medicine: a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent.

Sanskrit: "refined speech", one of the 22 languages of india.

Asana: pose.

Girdle (in the body): encircle with or as a girdle or belt. Such as shoulder and hip girdle.

The axial skeleton - 80 bones: head, ear bones, hyoid bone, ribcage, sternum, vertebral column.

The appendicular skeleton - 126 bones: the appendages: locomotion: lower limbs, manipulation of objects: upper limbs.

The complete skeleton = 206 bones

Structure and Function: When looking at human anatomy "Form follows Function.".... means that the appearance of a body part or structure is related closely related to its function. In other words the form or shape of a structure is intimately connected its intended purpose.

Craniosacral Therapy: A therapeutic method of influencing the flow, rhythm and movement of the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord. I can refer you to a local expert who has done this kind of work for many years. You can find more details online.

If you would like to see a well-presented thorough review of the anatomy we covered and its relevance to yoga postures, go to You will find David Keil's  2 dvd set of Yoganatomy: Parts 1 and 2. You can also purchase them from me at a discount. This is an excellent overview of human anatomy and body movement.

Also on David's website if you enter TERMS in the search box on the home page it will allow you to download the descriptive Terms used in human anatomy. The handouts you got at the anatomy workshop were taken from this.