Author : Leslie Kaminoff
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Human Kinetics
ISBN : 9781492583417
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 348 page

The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

Author : Ann Swanson
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Penguin
ISBN : 9781465491664
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 218 page

Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive book is an invaluable resource to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga for your body and mind.

Author : David Coulter
Genre : Hatha yoga
Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN : 8120819764
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File Download : 628 page

his book combines the perspectives of a dedicated yogi with that of a former anatomy professor and research associate at two major American medicine schools. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of hatha yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it deserves. Useful as both a textbook and a reference work, this is a book that all serious yoga teachers and practitioners will want on their shelves.

Author : Kelly Solloway
Genre :
Publisher : Get Creative 6
ISBN : 1640210210
Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
File Download : 136 page

Yoga instructor, massage therapist, and anatomy teacher Kelly Solloway provides an entertaining journey through the human body, focusing on the bones, joints, and muscles used in yoga. Each anatomical feature is illustrated with a beautiful black-and-white drawing of a yoga posture, or asana, to color, making it easy to remember their location and function. Thirty-two flash cards enable readers to quiz themselves and study on the go.

Author : Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583949849
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File Download : 192 page

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is the definitive guide to the study of yoga anatomy--a perfect companion book for any yoga teacher or practitioner seeking to understand the biomechanics of the body as it applies to yoga practice. The book is visually designed in quick reference format to offer useful information about the main skeletal muscles that are central to yoga, with asanas to demonstrate the particular muscles and muscle groups. Over 230 full color illustrations detail each muscle's origin, insertion, and action in order to clearly reveal how the muscles come into play in the movements and postures of yoga. Knowledge of yoga anatomy is paramount to the ability to teach or practice with no injury to oneself or others. With this foundation in place, it is possible to focus on the spiritual element of yoga as well as the physical. Yoga is a union of the two, so where appropriate, the more profound side of the practice is mentioned as it relates to the body. The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy illustrates the form and function of the muscles first, then interlays the muscles into the yoga posture for full understanding in a clear and integrated way, explaining the technique of the asanas, as well as other important aspects of yoga: pranayamas, the bandhas, and chakras. Table of Contents About This Book 1 Anatomical Orientation 2 Muscles of Respiration 3 Muscles of the Face and Neck 4 Muscles of the Spine 5 The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand 8 Muscles of the Hip 9 Muscles of the Knee 10 Muscles of the Ankle/Foot Resources General Index Index of Muscles From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author : Abigail Ellsworth
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Firefly Books Limited
ISBN : 1554076986
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A full-color guide describes several yoga poses, with each pose shown in photo, as well as in an anatomical drawing that identifies the active and stabilizing muscles being used, in a book that covers the basics of yoga, breathing and the spine and includes informative fact boxes. By the author of Pilates Anatomy.

Author : Barbie Klein
Genre : Medical
Publisher : Thieme
ISBN : 9781626238329
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File Download : 206 page

Unique learning resource teaches anatomy through movement Yoga and Anatomy: An Experiential Atlas of Movement by Barbie Klein and Mackenzie Loyet describes the muscular actions responsible for the movements of the body during the practice of yoga. In the first part, asanas (postures) are grouped by distinct categories: standing poses, forward folds, backbends, spinal twists, and more. The second part provides an atlas reference that connects the underlying anatomy with the muscles used to produce these movements. Key Features A series of three to four transitions along with contraindications and modifications safely guide readers through each pose Connections are delineated through the labeling of muscles used during each transition, as well as illustrated overlaid anatomy included in the final image of each asana High-quality figures and tables reinforce each muscle's origin, insertion, action, innervation, and relationship to other anatomical structures This is an essential anatomical self-study resource for students of physical therapy, osteopathic, and allopathic medicine. It also provides a thorough learning and teaching tool for yoga anatomy and mindful movement workshops in medical and allied health profession programs.

Author : Sally Parkes, BSc
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Fair Winds Press
ISBN : 9781592337316
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File Download : 195 page

The Student's Manual of Yoga Anatomy is the essential guide for anyone looking to understand the importance of doing yoga poses correctly in order to maximize the benefit and avoid pain and injury. With the guidance of Sally Parkes and Joanna Culley, students and instructors glean a simple and clear understanding of the practice of yoga. Work through 50 step-by-step illustrated poses (asanas) that are perfect for working through each section of the body. Including an overview of the musculoskeletal system to explain the body systems and terminology discussed. Then it deeply introduces yoga, looking at the styles of Hatha yoga, movements of the spine and its axis points, how levers change the intensity of each asana, types of muscle activity, and the science of breathing. Full-color anatomical illustrations and clear, concise text of 50 common yoga asanas make the science easy to understand, and allow a deeper understanding of yoga and how it works with the body, allowing readers to easily apply what they learn to their own practice. Clear notes describe the type of muscle activation, plane of movement, axis of the spine, and options for practical modifications to allow for individual ability and injury rehabilitation. You'll also discover a list of sequences to link the asanas together to form a complete workout routine for a healthy lifestyle.

Author : Tias Little
Genre : Health & Fitness
Publisher : Shambhala Publications
ISBN : 9780834829763
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File Download : 304 page

With his expert teachings, philosophical insights, and pragmatic imagery, world-class yoga instructor Tias Little turns the anatomy of the physical body into a tool for navigating the subtle body. If you spend considerable time doing yoga, you begin to see that it is about much more than just the body—the practice of yoga in fact reveals that the body is in no way separate from the psYchospiritual forces that animate it. Tias Little here provides a way to understand these forces as they relate to an integrated yoga of body, mind, and spirit. He unites somatic concepts and wisdom teachings in this practical guide to the anatomy of the physical, mental, emotional, and subtle (or energetic) body. Little is a master teacher who offers us a guided tour of the body’s structure and physical anatomy, then uses this new structural awareness as the basis for exploring the subtle body. In a meaningful and pragmatic way, the book maps the connection between the body and the rich symbolism that pervades the yogic imagination, including the chakras, nadis, and koshas. Further, Little offers readers clear, insightful yoga, pranayama, and meditation exercises that apply these body-mind principles.

Author : Simon Borg-Olivier
Genre : Hatha yoga
Publisher :
ISBN : 1921080000
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File Download : 448 page

Written by physiotherapists and yoga teachers, this book is a unique text on the science of hatha yoga and yoga therapy, explaining the effects of yoga on each part of the body. This comprehensive text includes hundreds of photographs, diagrams and tables, making it a useful and informative guide for teaches and students of all styles of yoga.