Body Anatomy in context of Yoga (Advanced)


  • Circulatory system: Circulates blood around the body via the heart, arteries and veins, delivering oxygen and nutrients to organs and cells and carrying their waste products away.
  • Digestive system and Excretory system: System to absorb nutrients and remove waste via the gastrointestinal tract, including the mouth, oesophagus, stomach and intestines.
  • Endocrine system: Influences the function of the body using hormones.
  • Integumentary system / Exocrine system: Skin, hair, nails, sweat and other exocrine glands
  • Immune system and lymphatic system: Defends the body against pathogens that may harm the body. The system comprising a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph.
  • Muscular system: Enables the body to move using muscles.
  • Nervous system: Collects and processes information from the senses via nerves and the brain and tells the muscles to contract to cause physical actions.
  • Renal system and Urinary system: The system where the kidneys filter blood to produce urine, and get rid of waste.
  • Reproductive system: The reproductive organs required for the production of offspring.
  • Respiratory system: Brings air into and out of the lungs to absorb oxygen and remove carbon dioxide.
  • Skeletal system: Bones maintain the structure of the body and its organs.

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