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Oriental Methods II - PFYZ141C
Title: Oriental Methods II
Guaranteed by: Fyzioterapie (51-500400)
Faculty: Faculty of Physical Education and Sport
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Extent per academic year: 28 [hours]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (0)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: deregister from the credit exam date if a requisite was not fulfilled
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: Mgr. Jana Schneeweissová
Interchangeability : PFYZ233C
Is interchangeable with: PFYZ233C
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The course in which the student builds on the knowledge of basic yoga positions in the subject “Oriental Methodology” is taught distinguish positions in the context of closed and open kinematic chains, correct positions with respect to physiology posture and choose a combination of positions due to the influence of possible pain syndromes of the locomotive apparatus. The goal is to gain critical insight into individual positions and use different positions for physiotherapy.
Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
Aim of the course

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and general competencies so that after the completion of the course the students:

  • demonstrate a deeper knowledge of the principles of yoga exercises and other so-called oriental procedures and methods
  • demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate positions, positions and procedures from yoga exercises with respect to the possibility of influencing painful conditions of the musculoskeletal system
  • demonstrate the ability of critical insight into the application of yoga positions in physiotherapy
  • demonstrate skills in applying selected yoga exercises in physiotherapy practice

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (19.09.2020)

DOSTALEK, C.: Hathayoga - Prevention and Treatment of Civilisational Diseases. Science and Life, 34, no. 12, pages 8-11, 1989.

IYENGAR, B.K.S. Light on yoga (výklad jógy). Černá Lenka: Brno. 2012. ISBN: 978- 40-905665-0-7

IYENGAR, B.K.S. Light on yoga (výklad pranayamy). Černá Lenka: Brno. 2012. ISBN: 978- 8090566-5-1-4

FOJTÍK, J.: Chinese Remedial and Conditioning Exercises Čchi-Kung, 1990

MYERS, T. Anatomy trains. Myofascial meridians for manual and movements therapists. Churchill Livingstone, 2009. ISBN: 978-0-443-10283-7

RONG, R. Anatomy for backbends and twist. Plattsburgh,New York: Bandha Yoga Publications, 21010.ISBN 13: 978-1-60743-944-8

RONG, R. Anatomy for arm balances and inversions. Plattsburgh,New York: Bandha Yoga Publications, 2010.ISBN 13: 978-1-60743-945-5

RONG, R. Anatomy for hip openers and forward bands. Plattsburgh,New York: Bandha Yoga Publications, 2010. ISBN 13: 978-1-60743-942-4

RONG, R. Anatomy for vinyasa flow and standing poses. Plattsburgh,New York: Bandha Yoga Publications, 2010. ISBN 13: 978-1-60743-943-1

VOTAVA, J.: Yoga as Seen by Doctors of Medicine, Avicenum, 1988.

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (22.07.2019)
Requirements to the exam

Credit Requirements:

  • 100% attendance
  • practical presentation

Exam Requirements:

  • practical presentation, teaching methods

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)


1. Pranayama, selection of techniques suitable for physiotherapy

2. Forward bend position, selection, risks, modifications, corrections

3. Tilt positions, selection, risks, modifications and corrections

4. Rotary and inverted positions. Their risks and suitable choice for physiotherapy.

5. Relaxing yoga positions, different yoga styles and their influence and health.

6. Possible combinations of positions due to different diagnoses.

7. Contraindications of positions in relation to diagnoses.

Hathayoga: asana, bandha, mudrá - complex of 10 bacis exercises:

  • pránájáma: bhastriká, súr jabhédana, uddžají
  • kryjá: hapalabháty, uddyjána bandha
  • mantra

Far-eastern martial arts:

  • čchi-kung
  • tchaj-ti čchuan
  • pa-tuan tin

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (26.10.2019)
Learning resources

Study Aids:

  • see the „Syllabus“
  • in case of distance learning, the ZOOM (MS Teams) online platform with the support of a course in Moodle2, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher

Link Moodle 2:​

Last update: Vomáčková Helena, PhDr. Mgr., Ph.D. (19.01.2021)
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