This week we debuted our first remote biomechanical assessment via Zoom. Before and after class, all students were assessed at once for joint range-of-motion. The goal was to study the immediate effects yoga had on their mobility. You can read about the technical details of the study in the white paper linked here.
The mobility exam assessed active range-of-motion of the shoulders, hips, and spine in a two minute test. Students stood in front of their camera, either directly facing the camera or perpendicularly depending on the movement. Student video was then fed through a semi-automated skeletal tracking software to measure joint angles.
After class, students were provided a biomechanics report with their results. Group results were also tabulated in the pre- and post- tests for comparison.
The study concluded that eight of the eighteen measures significantly improved in the post-class test. It's important to note that all 18 measures from the exam net improved.
To participate in an upcoming yoga class and have your own biomechanical assessment, email Steph.