• October 23, 2018

10 Anatomy Terms For Navigating and Orienting the Body

10 Anatomy Terms For Navigating and Orienting the Body

10 Anatomy Terms For Navigating and Orienting the Body 1024 680 marleeweinberg

Definitions of basic body directions for a deeper practice

ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR

ANTERIOR: FRONT of body or direction toward the FRONT of the body

POSTERIOR: BACK of body or direction toward the BACK of the body

You will often hear these terms in a class as it relates to the movement of the pelvis.

“Tilt your pelvis anteriorly or posteriorly”
In an anterior tilt, the front of the pelvis moves forward and down. A posterior tilt is when the back of the pelvis (think tailbone), tucks downward.