Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
  • Yoga Anatomy
ISBN: 1450400248
EAN13: 9781450400244
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 28, 2011
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 10.1" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview

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.

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5
   A Must Have!
I am so amazed with the way this book explains all you need to know about the pose's effect on the body, I could not put into words how much this book explains value yoga is for everyone, she said. I recommend this book to anyone that is coming into the study of yoga or even that has been doing it for a long time. Thanks to Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews for sharing this research.
 
5
   ...Wanted to learn Yoga & undertand it inside and out...
Very impressed with the book, said Paul. Before that I wanted to learn yoga and understand it inside and out.
 
5
   You won't regret this purchase
Occupational Therapist. The instructor, who has taught physical therapy for 13 years, will run two days of shoulder-specific classes. He said he was always looking for resources for himself and his attendees. In this book, Graham provides an amazing explanation of the thoracic and abdominal muscular relationships between them. If you want a deep look at the muscular system from a point of view, this book is for you. This book is like it was a fiction novel, couldn't get enough of it.
 
4
   Detailed!
I really like the detail in identifying the muscles used in common poses, he said. There are also some notes on how to work with each body's idiosyncrasies.
 
5
   Excellent resource
I use this book extensively in my classes. It has sufficient detail of both anatomy and physiology to make it informative, but not overwhelming, Raymond said. Its yoga orientation is obviously a major benefit, but I think this book could be used as a reference in introductory anatomy classes.
 
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   Damage to cover
Brand new book arrived with adhesive and scuffs on cover. Excited to read content but amazon is not taking care of their inventory.
 
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   Way too small to be helpful as a reference
Not only did the book arrive damaged, it is also a mere 9.9 inches by 6.9 inches. Even with the pen and paper, the illustrations are so compact they are virtually useless. I am going back to buy the book, at least with that version, because I can enlarge the text and images.
 
5
   The definitive resource!
The book is an incredibly detailed guide to the physical body in the practice of yoga. Very few people, I'm told, have read a book like this. It has helped me get a better understanding of breathing and how it is to be good at it. 0 3171616 It has helped me to learn more about breathing and how it is to be good at it. I found it very valuable to focus on the introductory chapters before attempting to break down asanas. However, the actual breakdowns and how they relate to each system have been very helpful in fine tuning them, particularly since yoga is part of my pain management. Thanks to Bill Shelley, master massage therapist, for recommending this book.
 
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   Helpful but overkill
If you want to learn more about the anatomy, this is for you. Even with the introduction of the second volume, "The Fifth Estate," by John Heintze, "Overkill" may not be that big a deal. The science goes so deep to the point it is covering atoms which in the grand scheme of things you do not need to know in order to be efficient in Yoga. That aside, getting a deeper understanding of how things expand and contract to what changes volume while other things just re-position matter within the existing volume is helpful. But what is bad is you can easily miss those things if you don't read or at least know what to look for. Adaptable and Carter said: "Don't let the content overwhelm you." put pen to paper and go into it with a goal in mind, use the book as I did.
 
5
   All you need
It's very informative and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about martial arts. Many of the pictures are very helpful and comical.
 
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