Yoga Journey (Directional Terms)

danceintozen's version from 2016-07-27 18:55


Question Answer
Superior or cranial Towards the top ( example, the hand is part of the superior extremity)
Inferior Away from the head: lower ( example, the food is part of the inferior extremity)
Anterior or ventral Front ( example, the kneecap is located in the anterior side of the leg)
Posterior or dorsalBack ( example, the shoulder blades)
Medial Toward the middle line of the body ( example, sternum, heart, bellybutton)
Lateral Away from the midline of the body ( example, the little toe)
ProximalCloser to the trunk or the midline
Distal Away from the trunk or midline
SuperficialToward the skin or the surface
deep Inside the body, not on the surface

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