Anatomy of Yoga

An Instructor's Inside Guide to Improving Your Poses

Author: Abigail Ellsworth

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 9254

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

Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Amy Matthews

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450419887

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

View: 1173

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 for Yoga: An Illustrated Guide to Your Muscles in Action

Author: Leigh Brandon,Nicky Jenkins

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071633628

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 4382

Get an inside look at the body's muscles at work during yoga Anatomy for Yoga provides an in-depth tour of muscles as you progress through yoga exercises. The detailed four-color anatomical illustrations depict exactly what happens to the body's muscles and skeletal system while performing these incredibly spine-intensive movements. This book is divided into sequences, 10 to 20 poses each, and involve specific stretches/mobilizing for that particular postural imbalance as well as strengthening. The sequences cover an entire routine, which could last from 30 minutes to an hour or longer. In addition, there is a breathing practice and a related meditation practice. You will be able to use the basic skills in the early chapters and, as your abilities develop, apply them to more advanced techniques featured later in the book. Full-color anatomical illustrations that detail the muscles engaged. Gives you the information you need, and shows you exactly what's going on with their body as they exercise. Build a routine custom to their abilities. Topics include: How to Use the Book; Anatomical Definitions and Terminology; Systems of the Body; Body Planes and Regions; Anatomical Terms; Joint Movements; Posture and Muscle Balance; The Spine; Overview of Postural Problems; How Can Yoga Improve Posture?; The Biomechanics of Breath; Meditation and its Benefits; The Chakras; The Practice; Sun Salutation; Kyphosis Posture; Longitudinal Mobilizations; Horizontal Mobilizations; Moving Cats; Shoulder Opener (1-4); Seated Twist; Locust Pose; Back Bridge; Camel Pose; Half Shoulderstand; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice Lordosis Posture; Forward Bend; Yogic Squat; Front Thigh Stretch; Kneeling Hip Flexor Stretch; Warrior 1 Variation 1; Hero Pose; Child's Pose; Plank; Leg Drop; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice; Flat Back Posture; Expanded Leg Forward Bend; Intense Side Stretchl Extended Straight Leg Stretch; Warrior 1 Variation 2; Supine Toe Pose; Boat Pose; Moving Cats; Cobra; Locust Pose; Reclining Twist; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Meditation Practice; Sway-Back Posture; Down Dog; Half Splits; Triangle Pose; Revolved Triangle Pose; Gate Pose; Seated Forward Bend; Boat Pose; Side Plank; Locust Pose 3; Crocodile Pose; Upward Facing Spread Foot Pose; Corpse Pose; Breathing Practice; Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation

Teaching Yoga

Essential Foundations and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944729

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 8307

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.

Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Most from Your Yoga Practice

Author: Amy Auman,Lisa Purcell

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628739967

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 8177

With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor! Yoga is more than just an exercise; it’s a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That’s why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga. Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects: • Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you • Warm-up stretches and why they are important • Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility • Step-by-step photos • And much more! Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana’s benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you’ll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!

The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions

Learn How to Invert, Float, and Fly with Inversions and Arm Balances

Author: Jennifer DeCurtins

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1627887598

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 593

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.

Kripalu Yoga

A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat

Author: Richard Faulds,Senior Teaching Staff KCYH

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307486869

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 1891

“Over an extraordinary thirty year history, Kripalu Center has been a pioneer in combining authentic yoga with a contemporary Western lifestyle.” —John Abbott, President, Yoga Journal From the senior teachers of the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health–the largest yoga and retreat center in North America–comes this comprehensive guide to the unique and influential Kripalu method, which emphasizes individual growth over outward perfection of form, making it accessible to people of all ages, fitness levels, and body types. KRIPALU YOGA A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat Beginning with step-by-step “experiences” that teach essential body and breath awareness, Kripalu Yoga features fully illustrated routines for beginners and intermediate students , including Kripalu’s easy-to-follow “press point” instructions. For advanced students, there is a broad menu of additional poses to increase strength, flexibility, and challenge. Far more than an exercise program, Kripalu Yoga also teaches the lifestyle practices and energy techniques that make yoga a powerful catalyst for physical healing, psychological growth, and spiritual awakening. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

Author: Kelly Solloway

Publisher: Get Creative 6

ISBN: 9781640210219

Category:

Page: 136

View: 9199

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.

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy

An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Motion

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583949844

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 3198

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.

Functional Anatomy of Yoga

A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers

Author: David Keil

Publisher: Lotus Pub.

ISBN: 9781905367467

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 1344

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.

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

View: 7799

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.

The Key Poses of Yoga

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607432390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 213

View: 3816

Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.

Yoga

Author: Goldie Karpel Oren

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477781625

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8095

This indispensable guide to yoga gives an in-depth description of asanas (postures) and the spiritual and mental discipline required to practice them. The clear how-to steps help readers learn all about physical movement, breathing, nutrition, fitness, and anatomy. Color photographs display proper movement for postures, and anatomical illustrations show the various muscles that are used in each exercise. Text boxes explain the correct form in posture and what to avoid when doing the pose. Boxes with each pose describe level of difficulty, the average amount of time needed to complete the pose, and a caution list.

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607439433

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 7682

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.

Anatomy and Yoga

A Guide for Teachers and Students (International Edition)

Author: Ellen Saltonstall

Publisher: Abhyasa Press

ISBN: 9780997856132

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 170

View: 2655

An experiential tour of the anatomical body in yoga practice.

Yoga of the Subtle Body

A Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Yoga

Author: Tias Little

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829762

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 5193

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 pyschospiritual 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.

Yoga Sequencing

Designing Transformative Yoga Classes

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583944974

Category: Education

Page: 507

View: 2675

"Written for a broad yoga market that includes teachers, teacher trainers, studio owners, and students, Yoga Sequencing presents 67 sequences of poses designed for a range of yoga student experience and offers a comprehensive resource for designing and refining yoga classes"--

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

View: 1655

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.