THE USE OF MOTOR LEARNING PRINCIPLES IN YOGA

Aleš KUBÁT

Abstract


This article introduces the basic principles of motor learning and presents their possible application in learning yoga postures. The first part brings the definitions of the basic terms of motor control and motor learning. The second part presents particular types of motor learning with examples - how they can be applied in yoga practice. The third part introduces the Schema theory of motor learning and its implication in yoga; the next part provides a look at the traditional text of Yoga Sutra from the perspective of this motor learning theory. In the end several clinical studies that explore yoga in psychomotor performance are presented.

Keywords: Yoga, yoga postures, motor control, motor learning.



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