This is the sort of book you want to own. I think I will refer to it often. It is interesting to see all the muscles involved in each of the poses included in the book. The descriptions are very good too.
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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.(1) Additional Product Details - Product Type: Quality Paperback Books // Binding: Paperback // Subject: Consumer Health > Yoga > > // Size: 9.90 x 6.90 // Large Print: N // Contributors: Kaminoff, Leslie, Matthews, Amy, // EAN: 9781450400244 // ISBN: 1450400248 // Returnable: Y // Media Item: Y // Imprintable: // Indexable: // Publication Date: 2011-10-28 // Religious Item: N (2)
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Leslie Kaminoff; Amy Matthews
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9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
This is the sort of bo...
Using this book, along...
Using this book, along with videos online, I was able to form my beginner's yoga routine. Thank you.
For the systematically...
For the systematically minded. Each major pose is broken down into components. What sets this book apart is the emphasis on breathing, and the way it functions in each pose. On the whole, more information that most students need - but invaluable for teachers.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie...
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff discusses yoga's effect on the body and the body's effect on yoga. Kaminoff starts by explaining the dynamics of breathing and of yoga breath. This section alone is worth the cost of the book! I noticed an immediate improvement in my breathing during yoga poses and therefore an improvement in the poses after reading the section on breathing. Yoga Anatomy then goes on to show yoga poses from an anatomical view highlighting the parts of the body that should be working and/or that are affected by the pose. The yoga name and a translation for each pose is provided. Each pose is classified and given a level. The joints that are active, the work the body is doing, the muscles being lengthened, the obstacles for each pose, notes to help with the pose, and breathing are all discussed in relationship to each pose. There are moments when the descriptions for the poses have so much in common, the reader feels a sense of de ja vu while reading. I even felt like there were times when I wasn't actually internalizing what I was reading until I was moving into a pose the next day or even a few days later and would suddenly remember reading about the pose and realize why the pose hadn't been working for me and how to correct my stance, my breathing, or my focus. Yoga Anatomy is easy to read and understand, but a reader should be prepared to take some time, especially if the goal is to use the book to improve one's yoga practice. I read it a little at a time over several months in order to internalize what I read about each pose. Yoga Anatomy is a great book for anyone interested in practicing yoga or for anyone who practices yoga but struggles from time to time with a pose or yoga breath. Yoga Anatomy has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf as a reference book! After all, it's already proven beneficial to my yoga practice.
The illustrations in t...
The illustrations in this book show the positions of bones and muscles in several dozen yoga postures. The first chapter cover the anatomy of breathing with plenty of illustrations. The main part of the book is a postures reference. Covered are standing, sitting, kneeling, supine, prone and arm support poses. For each posture the following is provides: 1) a phonetic spelling, 2) word meaning, 3) Classification and level, 4) Joint Actions, 5) Muscles working, 6) Muscles lengthening, 7) Obstacles and Notes, 8) Variations, and 9) a line drawing of a body in the posture with the relevant muscles tinted red and identified by name. I have found this to be interesting to peruse and to consult for information about specific postures.
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