Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews
Yoga Anatomy

Yoga Anatomy

by Leslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews

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With more than a million copies sold, Yoga Anatomy has become an invaluable resource for yoga practitioners, enthusiasts, and instructors around the world. Expanded and updated, the third edition of Yoga Anatomy will provide you with an even deeper understanding of yoga and of the structures and principles underlying each movement.

Building on the success of its predecessors, this revamped edition features new content to further augment your yoga practice:
  • A new chapter offering history and context for the idea that anatomy is a story
  • Updated chapters on the skeletal and muscular systems
  • A new chapter on the nervous system that outlines its key functions and roles in the body
  • Significantly expanded breathing and spine chapters to address disc anatomy and damage as well as back pain
  • Newly added Cueing Callouts to provide tips and advice on teaching or performing a pose
  • New stick figure icons to simply depict the alignment of each pose for quick reference
  • A Breathing Inquiry section with each asana to illuminate the connection between breathing and a movement practice

This beautifully illustrated resource sorts yoga poses into six sections—standing, sitting, kneeling, supine, prone, and arm supports—and provides an inside look into each pose to offer a better understanding of the interactions of the muscles, joints, and nervous system that we use to create movement and breathing.

Authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally respected specialists in yoga and breath anatomy, offer a solid grounding in the principles of physical practice common to many systems of yoga. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492596479
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2021
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 33,148
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Leslie Kaminoff has more than 20 years of experience and is an internationally recognized specialist in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy. He is cofounder and head instructor of the Breathing Project, a New York City-based yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga practice and therapy. He currently practices yoga therapy and teaches anatomy in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and advises various yoga schools on the anatomy content of their national certification program. He has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools, and training programs in the United States, and he has helped organize international yoga conferences and symposia. Kaminoff is the founder of the highly respected international yoga list e-Sutra, and he has been a featured yoga expert in Yoga Journal and the New York Times, as well as online at WebMD, FOXNews Online, and Kaminoff resides in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, with his wife, Uma, and their three sons.

Sharon Ellis has worked as a medical illustrator in New York for more than 25 years. Her award-winning illustrations have been exhibited at the New York Academy of Medicine, the Society of Illustrators, the Association of Medical Illustrators, the Rx Club, and the Spring Street Gallery in Soho. Ellis is a member of the Association of Medical Illustrators and has received the organization's Best Illustrated Surgical Book award. She was also awarded a grant from the New York Foundation of the Arts, and her work has appeared in many medical books and magazines. Ellis holds a master's degree in medical art from the University of Texas SouthwesternMedical School and a master of fine art from the State University of New York. She resides in New York City.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Dynamics of Breathing
Chapter 2. Yoga and the Spine
Chapter 3. Understanding the Asanas
Chapter 4. Standing Poses
Chapter 5. Sitting Poses
Chapter 6. Kneeling Poses
Chapter 7. Supine Poses
Chapter 8. Prone Poses
Chapter 9. Arm Support Poses
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