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The Manual of Yoga Anatomy

The Manual of Yoga Anatomy

Step-by-step Guidance and Anatomical Analysis of 30 Asanas

  • Author: Sally Parkes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780857625182
  • Category: Hatha yoga
  • Page: 192
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"The manual of yoga anatomy is the essential introduction to the anatomy of 30 key yoga asana, or poses. This approachable but detailed guide explains what happens in your body on an anatomical level during the practise of yoga. Beginning with a clear breakdown of the musculoskeletal system and an introduction to yoga itself, the book then examines 30 key asana in detail. For each featured asana there is easy to follow step-by-step advice on how to achieve the proper posture safely, with options for practical modifications to allow for individual ability and injury. There is also in-depth analysis of each pose, with notes on the type of muscle activation, plane of movement, and axis of the spine. Stunning full-colour illustrations show the musculature at work, allowing you to visualise what is happening in different parts of your body during each pose and increasing your awareness of anatomy. This is a must-have book for all serious yoga students, trainee yoga teachers, and all those with an interest in how the body works during movement"--Publisher's description.

The Student's Manual of Yoga Anatomy

The Student's Manual of Yoga Anatomy

30 Essential Poses Analyzed, Explained, and Illustrated - See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781592337316/The-Student-s-Manual-of-Yoga-Anatomy.html#sthash.DMQnYcVH.dpuf

  • Author: Sally Parkes, BSc
  • Publisher: Fair Winds Press
  • ISBN: 1592337317
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 192
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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 Anatomy 2nd Edition

Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

  • Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Amy Matthews
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics
  • ISBN: 1450419887
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 276
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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.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

  • Author: David Coulter
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • ISBN: 9788120819764
  • Category: Hatha yoga
  • Page: 623
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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.

Yoga and the Luminous

Yoga and the Luminous

Patañjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom

  • Author: Christopher Key Chapple
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791474761
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 301
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A fresh look at Yoga philosophy.

Yoga Body

Yoga Body

The Origins of Modern Posture Practice

  • Author: Mark Singleton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195395344
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 262
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The practice of yoga has become hugely popular in the West. Most people assume (and many claim) that 'postural' yoga - characterized by the familiar, demanding, physical poses - is an ancient Indian tradition. But in fact, as Mark Singleton shows, this type of yoga is quite a recent development, with its beginnings traceable to the middle of the 19th-century. Singleton here presents the first in-depth study of the origins of postural yoga, challenging many current notions about its nature and origins.

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

  • Author: Simon Borg-Olivier,Bianca Machliss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781921080005
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 474
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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.

The Yoga Healing Bible

The Yoga Healing Bible

Discover the Best Postures, Meditations, and Breathing Exercises for Complete Physical and Spiritual Well-Being

  • Author: Sally Parkes
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • ISBN: 9780785830658
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 224
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Find the best postures, meditations, relaxations, and breathing exercises for complete spiritual and physical balance. This book includes standing postures, sitting postures, supine postures, as well as advanced postures and relaxation techniques. A variety of daily routines are provided with complete instructions. Yoga is a discipline and form of exercise that appeals to many different kinds of people, because in our fast-paced stressful world it offers an accessible and enjoyable means of escape to personal serenity, balance, and contentment. The Yoga Healing Bible clearly explains yoga healing techniques in easy-to-follow instructions accompanied by step-by-step photography. Practical tips, as well as options for easier modifications and more difficult variations, enable you to tailor the course to your needs, experience, time, and abilities.

Anatomy of Yoga

Anatomy of Yoga

  • Author: Abigail Ellsworth,Abby Ellsworth
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781554076987
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 160
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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.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

  • Author: Patanjali
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1681463628
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 90
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The 'Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali' are 196 Indian sūtras (aphorisms) that constitute the foundational text of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga. In medieval times, Ashtanga Yoga was cast as one of the six orthodox āstika schools of Hindu philosophy.

Your Spine, Your Yoga

Your Spine, Your Yoga

Developing Stability and Mobility for Your Spine

  • Author: Bernie Clark
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780968766552
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: N.A
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Your Spine, Your Yoga is the long-awaited second book of the Your Body, Your Yoga series. Focusing on the axial body, from the tip of the tailbone to the top of the skull, Your Spine, Your Yoga will explain how your body is unique and how this uniqueness affects your yoga practice. The latest anatomical understanding of the spine and its biomechanical abilities is described in varying levels of detail, for the novice to the experienced reader. Applying these principles to a safe and effective yoga practice holds a few surprises: you may discover that not every pose in yoga is a good idea for you, given the nature of your spine and the way we have previously been taught to stress it. Stability is more important than mobility for the vast majority of people, although many yoga classes promote the opposite view. Your Spine, Your Yoga offers alternative perspectives and prescriptions for a yoga practice that is spine sparing and strength building, based upon your unique biology and biography and your unique intentions

The Invitation

The Invitation

  • Author: Oriah
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062515845
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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Visionary author Oriah Mountain Dreamer brings to life the wisdom of her beloved invitation, which has touched hearts everywhere with its fresh and spirited call to live life more deeply, honestly, and well. Like the inspirations for Robert Fulghum′s All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, Cherie Carter-Scott′s If Life Is a Game, These are the Rules, and Margaret Fishback Power′s Footprints, the poem that sparked The Invitation has been embraced around the world, passed along by thousands who have discovered and treasured its message. In this lovely gift book the author speaks from the heart, reflecting on everything from desire to betrayal and offering practical - and often surprising - suggestions for how to live the ecstasy of everyday life, learn to recognise true beauty in ourselves and the world around us, and how to find the sustenance that our spirit longs for. The poem Invitation has been recited and quoted at countless spiritual conferences, and on network radio by Robert Bly, Jack Kornfield, Angeles Arrien, and many other spiritual leaders. From the Invitation: ȴ doesn′t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart′s longing. It doesn′t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive ...′

The Science of Yoga

The Science of Yoga

The Risks and the Rewards

  • Author: William J Broad
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451641427
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 298
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Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.

Healing Yoga: Proven Postures to Treat Twenty Common Ailments—from Backache to Bone Loss, Shoulder Pain to Bunions, and More

Healing Yoga: Proven Postures to Treat Twenty Common Ailments—from Backache to Bone Loss, Shoulder Pain to Bunions, and More

  • Author: Loren Fishman
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393246620
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 320
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“To many of his patients [Dr. Fishman] is a miracle worker.”—Jane E. Brody, New York Times Healing Yoga unites medical knowledge with the practice of yoga to help treat twenty common conditions, including headache, weight gain, the common cold, scoliosis, PMS, stress, depression, and eight different types of back pain. Dr. Fishman shares techniques he has invented, refined, and validated with thousands of patients, including detailed pose instructions and accompanying photographs. He walks readers through not only healing but also diagnosis of specific medical conditions, especially back pain, when there is more than one source of trouble. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis, this book is an at-home guide to a renowned doctor’s expertise.

Functional Anatomy of Yoga

Functional Anatomy of Yoga

A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers

  • Author: David Keil
  • Publisher: Lotus Pub.
  • ISBN: 9781905367467
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 384
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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. The underlying theme of the book is integration. David Keil outlines how yoga teachers and practitioners can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy as they approach the larger scheme of yoga. How do the supposed "parts and pieces" of the body synchronize to support integrated movement? Finally, how do the various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy? Not only is David Keil an authority on the subject of anatomy, but he also has the wisdom and first-hand experience of a skilled yoga teacher and practitioner. He has been presenting the subject of anatomy in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and applicable to teachers and students alike since 2000. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images and photographs to clearly explain the concepts and asanas, Functional Anatomy of Yoga will assist you in reaching new heights in your yoga practice using the "laboratory" of the body and the tools of yoga asana. David brought his unique style and ability to make anatomical concepts simple, to the yoga world in 2008, with the creation of the YogAnatomy DVD series.

Yoga Adjustments

Yoga Adjustments

Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques

  • Author: Mark Stephens
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1583947841
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 416
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The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga

Yoga

Your Home Practice Companion

  • Author: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0756668727
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 256
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Yoga Mind and Body has garnered much praise from senior Sivananda yoga teachers worldwide, and this new book retains all the features that made the existing book so successful - clear instructions on each pose demonstrated step by step, common mistakes shown and explained, and a list of the physical and mental benefits of each pose - together with a fresh, new design; beautiful specially commissioned step-by-step photography of the yoga poses; and a number of added features to make the book even more accessible and user-friendly. A new chapter on The Many Benefits of Yoga gives a fascinating and valuable overview of the ways that yoga can maintain or restore the health of the body. With the help of specially commissioned anatomical drawings, it explains how yoga poses work on and benefit the body, including their effect on different types of muscle and the connective tissue (the vast network of elastic tissue that encloses and connects muscles and organs); how poses can help to stimulate our hormonal system; the vital role they play in calming the nervous system, helping you to relax and deal with stress; and the powerful effect yoga has in oxygenating the whole body, and especially the brain, which needs plentiful supplies of oxygen to function properly. In the chapter Proper Exercise, the yoga poses are arranged in the order you should practice them in, and poses are clearly labeled beginner, intermediate, or advanced, helping the reader to progress at his or her own pace. At the end of the book, in another new feature that yoga students will welcome, there are specially devised programs of yoga poses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students of 20, 40 and 60 minutes each. The chapters on Yogic Breathing and on Positive Thinking and Meditation provide detailed advice on breathing techniques and on how to meditate. The Vegetarian Diet chapter has also been rewritten, and now includes a helpful transition eating plan to becoming vegetarian. The chapter also includes over 40 wholesome and delicious all-new vegetarian recipes.

Light on Life

Light on Life

The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom

  • Author: B.K.S. Iyengar,John J. Evans,Douglas Abrams
  • Publisher: Rodale Books
  • ISBN: 1609619587
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 304
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B.K.S. Iyengar--hailed as "the Michelangelo of yoga" (BBC) and considered by many to be one of the most important yoga masters--has spent much of his life introducing the modern world to the ancient practice of yoga. Yoga's popularity is soaring, but its widespread acceptance as an exercise for physical fitness and the recognition of its health benefits have not been matched by an understanding of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development that the yogic tradition can also offer. In Light on Life, B.K.S. Iyengar brings readers this new and more complete understanding of the yogic journey. Here Iyengar explores the yogic goal to integrate the different parts of the self (body, emotions, mind, and soul), the role that the yoga postures and breathing techniques play in our search for wholeness, the external and internal obstacles that keep us from progressing along the path, and how yoga can transform our lives and help us to live in harmony with the world around us. For the first time, Iyengar uses stories from his own life, humor, and examples from modern culture to illustrate the profound gifts that yoga offers. Written with the depth of this sage's great wisdom, Light on Life is the culmination of a master's spiritual genius, a treasured companion to his seminal Light on Yoga.

Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide

Yoga for Osteoporosis: The Complete Guide

  • Author: Loren Fishman,Ellen Saltonstall
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393342964
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 318
  • View: 2446
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A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for the management and prevention of osteoporosis, with more than four hundred illustrations. Osteoporosis leads to painful fractures due to loss of bone mass; yoga strengthens bones without endangering joints: it stands to reason that yoga is the perfect therapy for osteoporosis. Forty-four million Americans suffer from low bone mass, and osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually. Drugs and surgeries can alleviate pain, but study after study has shown that exercise is the best treatment, specifically low-impact, bone-strengthening exercises—hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand osteoporosis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Classical yoga poses, as well as physiologically sound adapted poses, are presented with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The authors welcome readers of all ages and levels of experience into the healing and strengthening practice of yoga.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika

  • Author: Svātmārāma
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465579958
  • Category: Hatha yoga
  • Page: 63
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