Anatomy of Yoga

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ISBN: 1554077664
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 160
Author: Abigail Ellsworth
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

Download and read online Anatomy of Yoga in PDF and EPUB 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. Original.


Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

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ISBN: 9781450419888
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 276
Author: Leslie Kaminoff
Publisher: Human Kinetics

Download and read online Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition in PDF and EPUB Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.


The Student s Manual of Yoga Anatomy

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ISBN: 9781592337316
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Sally Parkes, BSc
Publisher: Fair Winds Press

Download and read online The Student s Manual of Yoga Anatomy in PDF and EPUB 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.


Yoga Mat Companion 3

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ISBN: 9781607439448
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 219
Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

Download and read online Yoga Mat Companion 3 in PDF and EPUB Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.


The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy

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ISBN: 1583949836
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher:

Download and read online The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy in PDF and EPUB 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


Teaching Yoga

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ISBN: 9781583944721
Release Date: 2011-09-06
Number of pages: 432
Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Teaching Yoga in PDF and EPUB Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Key Muscles of Yoga

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ISBN: 9781607432388
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Number of pages: 239
Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

Download and read online The Key Muscles of Yoga in PDF and EPUB This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilised. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.


Hatha Yoga Asanas

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ISBN: 1450414850
Release Date: 2012-01
Number of pages: 171
Author: Daniel DiTuro
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Download and read online Hatha Yoga Asanas in PDF and EPUB Features photographs of yoga poses of varying difficulties, including upward-facing dog, shoulder stand, and chair.


30 Essential Yoga Poses

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ISBN: 9781930485662
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Judith Hanson Lasater
Publisher: Shambhala Publications

Download and read online 30 Essential Yoga Poses in PDF and EPUB In 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Judith Lasater draws on her wealth of yoga practice and teaching experience, as well as her training as a physical therapist, to present this comprehensive guide for beginning students and their teachers. The author discusses yoga’s ancient eightfold path and its relevance in today’s world, and goes to the heart of yoga—the all-important student-teacher relationship. Thirty essential yoga poses (asana), their variations, and breathing practices (pranayama) are also provided, with guidance for the student practicing at home, and points for the classroom teacher. Sequences are presented with photographic charts for easy visual reference, and a "Mantra for Daily Practice" and glossary of anatomical terms and resources for further study are also included.


Smart Yoga

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ISBN: 9781623171421
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Number of pages: 248
Author: David Moore
Publisher: North Atlantic Books

Download and read online Smart Yoga in PDF and EPUB David Moore draws on thirty years of teaching to bring fresh and practical insights into how the Alexander Technique can contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice. With a wealth of illustrations that support the clear, precise explanations, this book offers comprehensive advice in modifying a yoga practice to take into account the huge variability in individual ranges of movement. Moore includes techniques to accommodate limitations imposed by injuries, structure, body type, strength, and flexibility. Smart Yoga offers an explanation of the Alexander Technique’s approach to posture and movement, suggestions for altering faulty breathing patterns, and information about how Hatha Yoga, Patanjali, and Buddhist insight practices relate to the Alexander Technique.


The Essential Yoga Sutra

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ISBN: 9780307499974
Release Date: 2009-02-04
Number of pages: 144
Author: Geshe Michael Roach
Publisher: Harmony

Download and read online The Essential Yoga Sutra in PDF and EPUB The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali is a classic Sanskrit treatise consisting of 195 “threads,” or aphorisms, describing the process of liberation through yoga. Although little is known about Patanjali (most scholars estimate that he lived in India circa 200–300 b.c.), his writings have long been recognized as a vital contribution to the philosophy and practice of yoga. This new, expert translation of the original Sanskrit text of Patanjali’s best-known work presents his seminal ideas and methods in accessible, plain-language English. Patanjali organized the sutra into four parts: Samadhi (absorption), Sadhana (practice), Vibhuti (supernatural powers), and Kaivalya (liberation). Each represents a step in breaking free of our limited definition of consciousness and training the mind to achieve oneness with the universe. Geshe Michael Roach, one of the most respected teachers of Tibetan Buddhism in America and a renowned scholar of Sanskrit, provides authoritative commentary on each of the sutras. His notes and clarification are straightforward and highly readable, untainted by obscure, academic terminology or New Age jargon. The first edition of the Yoga Sutra to present a Buddhist perspective, this paperback original will be welcomed by students and spiritual seekers alike. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Functional Anatomy of Yoga

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ISBN: 1905367465
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Keil
Publisher:

Download and read online Functional Anatomy of Yoga in PDF and EPUB Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem. This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear.


Anatomy of Fitness Yoga

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ISBN: 1743080093
Release Date: 2014-02-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Goldie Karpen Oren
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty Limited

Download and read online Anatomy of Fitness Yoga in PDF and EPUB Yoga is more than just an excellent form of exercise: it is also a spiritual and mental practice that can improve your mental outlook.Anatomy of Fitness: Yogashows you how to build your strength and flexibility while improving your concentration and willpower.


The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions

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ISBN: 9781627887595
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Number of pages: 160
Author: Jennifer DeCurtins
Publisher: Fair Winds Press

Download and read online The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions in PDF and EPUB Turn your yoga routine on its head! Designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced yoga student, this helpful guide will help you to progress from downward dog to even the more intricate of handstand poses. Improve focus and ability as you tone your upper body and core. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common arm balance poses and yoga inversions that are found in a variety of styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, power, hatha and more. Challenge yourself with XX arm balances and yoga poses with detailed step-by-step instructions from fitness and yoga instructor Jennifer DeCurtins. Each pose includes a helpful photo along with modifications and progressions. Learn to do pivotal, foundational poses such headstand, handstand and crow. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide to improve your ability.


Cool Yoga Tricks

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ISBN: 9780307483294
Release Date: 2008-11-26
Number of pages: 320
Author: Miriam Austin
Publisher: Ballantine Books

Download and read online Cool Yoga Tricks in PDF and EPUB Craving yoga’s benefits but unable to perform even the simplest postures? Think yoga is only for rubber-limbed supermodels? If your yoga practice is giving you more stress than stress relief, Cool Yoga Tricks is the answer to your prayers. Although it seems like everyone from Madonna to your eighty-three-year-old Uncle Teddy is practicing yoga, most of us are unable to do even the simplest classic yoga poses without undue stress and strain. Now in this clear, understandable, easy-to-follow book, Miriam Austin offers alternative yoga routines that help you reap the greatest rewards from your yoga practice, and she reveals shortcuts to help you perform yoga like a pro. Using everyday items, such as chairs, walls, and blankets, Miriam Austin shows how those of us with normal flexibility limitations can experience the very real benefits of yoga—without dislocating our joints, overstretching our muscles, or giving up in frustration. She makes the basics simple, doable, and down-to-earth. Dog Tricks—lengthen your spine more fully with these Downward Facing Dog tricks, designed to relax your neck, shoulders, and back—and make your Dog Pose much more lovable. Befriending Backbends—increase your preztebility with a little help from your friends—and from some garden-variety folding chairs. Tweaking Your Twists—learn the techniques that will stretch your spine and give you more life energy. Super Stretches—feel as limber as your average bowling ball? Gently coax your muscles to new lengths by practicing the routines in this chapter. From the Trade Paperback edition.