Functional Anatomy of Yoga

Functional Anatomy of Yoga
Author: David Keil
Publsiher: Healing Arts Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2022-10-11
ISBN: 9781644116272
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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• Examines anatomical patterns and body mechanics in specific asanas, such as forward bends, twists, external hip rotations, arm balances, and back bends, to inspire confidence in students, deepen practice, and prevent injury • Provides detailed images and photos overlaid with anatomical diagrams, allowing you to see clearly what is happening within each asana discussed • Explores how various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy In this full-color illustrated guide, David Keil brings the anatomy of the body in yoga asanas to life. Writing in an accessible, conversational tone, he outlines how practitioners and yoga teachers alike can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy and its movement and function to deepen their yoga practice, increase confidence, prevent injury, and better understand their students and their challenges. Providing detailed images and photos overlaid with anatomical diagrams, allowing you to see clearly what is happening within each asana discussed, Keil shows how the muscles, joints, tendons, and structure of the body work together to support integrated movement. He discusses the basics of functional anatomy, exploring the workings of the foot and ankle, the knee, the hip joint, the pelvis and SI joint, the spine, the shoulder, and the hand, wrist, and elbow. He examines anatomical patterns and body mechanics in specific asanas, such as forward bends, twists, external hip rotations, arm balances, and back bends, such as, for example, how a wide-legged forward bend shifts the position of the femur and the pelvis, allowing students with tight hamstrings to accomplish a deep forward bend--something they struggle with when the legs are together. Keil also shows how various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy. Revealing in detail how everything in the body is connected and how your anatomy functions holistically during yoga practice, this book helps you to understand the body better and connect and integrate yoga postures in a completely new way.

Functional Anatomy of Yoga

Functional Anatomy of Yoga
Author: David Keil
Publsiher: Lotus Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-03-31
ISBN: 1905367880
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Functional Anatomy of Yoga Revised

Functional Anatomy of Yoga  Revised
Author: David Keil
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04
ISBN: 9781623174453
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Key Poses of Yoga

The Key Poses of Yoga
Author: Ray Long
Publsiher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 1607432390
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Key Poses of Yoga Book Excerpt:

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

Functional Awareness and Yoga

Functional Awareness and Yoga
Author: Nancy Romita,Allegra Romita
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-11-07
ISBN: 0190863943
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Awareness and Yoga Book Excerpt:

Functional Awareness and Yoga is an essential book for all who wishes to deepen their yoga practice and discover strategies to reduce strain or discomfort on the mat as well as in daily life. It is also an excellent book of introductory concepts in anatomy as applied to yoga required during a yoga teacher training. Each chapter provides essentials in functional anatomy with over 60 practical illustrations. The chapters also apply specific postures in yoga with cues to support the practice on the mat. Finally, each chapter contains a mindful practice section to help readers integrate anatomical imagery into daily life in order to release unnecessary tension, improve posture, and support ease of movement. The reflective practice of Functional Awareness® changes how one goes through simple daily tasks in living and demonstrates how these small simple shifts can have a profound effect on ease in action and resilience in movement both on and off the yoga mat. Guiding readers through the essentials in body alignment by providing engaging explorations in body/mind awareness, the book offers a pathway to improve resilience and balance in action.

The Key Muscles of Yoga

The Key Muscles of Yoga
Author: Ray Long,Chris Macivor
Publsiher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 1607432382
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Key Muscles of Yoga Book Excerpt:

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.

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy
Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 1583949844
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy Book Excerpt:

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.

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga

The Key Poses of Hatha Yoga
Author: Ray Long
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN: 9780977961429
Category: Hatha yoga
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Yoga for Climbers

Yoga for Climbers
Author: Nicole Tsong
Publsiher: Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-04
ISBN: 1594859965
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for Climbers Book Excerpt:

Yoga for Climbers will show you how to create a yoga practice at home that will keep you healthy, prevent injuries, and support and improve your outdoor passions. This guide feature easy-to-understand yoga poses and sequences designed to address the specific stresses that climbing enact on the body. This guide feature: • Detailed overviews of the areas of the body most impacted by climbing and hiking • Injuries common to these sports that yoga can address • Explanation of yoga's physical and mental benefits, and how it can enhance time on rock or trail • Foundational techniques for creating a yoga practice, including the fundamentals of meditation • Several sequences for a home practice, designed specifically for climbers and hikers • Interviews with climbers and hikers who use yoga to support their physical strength and hone their mental focus—from professionals, such as Steph Davis and Buzz Burrell, to average weekend-warriors For inspiration and visual appeal, the books include panoramas of yoga poses in outdoor settings, studio photos of the specific yoga poses and sequences, and technical drawings related to anatomy and common ailments.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
Author: David Coulter
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Total Pages: 623
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9788120819764
Category: Hatha yoga
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga Book Excerpt:

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.

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat
Author: Jess Glenny
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-18
ISBN: 1787754669
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat Book Excerpt:

This book is an exploration of the neglected area of yoga and hypermobility. Hypermobile people are generally over-represented in yoga classes, yet often go unrecognised and receive little guidance about how to practise in hypermobility-friendly ways. Many yoga teachers have received little or no training about how to work with this vulnerable population. The book considers what hypermobility is and offers teachers general guidelines as well as specific practical techniques for including hypermobile students safely and effectively in classes. For hypermobile students themselves there are lots of suggestions for making a yoga practice helpful and beneficial. Also including information about co-existing conditions, the intersection of hypermobility with neurodiversity, and much more, Hypermobility on the Yoga Mat is the go-to resource for both hypermobile yoga practitioners and yoga teachers encountering hypermobile students.

Teaching Contemporary Yoga

Teaching Contemporary Yoga
Author: Edward Clark,Laurie A. Greene
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-03-15
ISBN: 1000542971
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Contemporary Yoga Book Excerpt:

Teaching Contemporary Yoga provides a novel look at how modern yoga is understood, practiced, and taught globally. Utilising perspectives from several academic disciplines, the authors offer an analysis of the current state of modern yoga and the possibilities for future experimentation and innovation. The authors draw on anthropological, performance, and embodiment theories to understand yoga practice as a potentially powerful ritual of transformation as well as a cultural product steeped in the process of meaning making. They craft a unique analysis that contrasts asana with the largely unexamined philosophy underlying the practice of vinyasa, while imagining a vibrant future for the evolution of yoga through excellence in teaching. Unlike other writings about yoga, the authors offer a critique of the current practice of yoga as both diminished and utilitarian, while providing a path to reinvigorating the discipline based on current scientific knowledge and methods for teaching and practice. Along with these theoretical perspectives and the analysis of contemporary yoga in the West, the authors offer practical applications to address the challenges of teaching yoga in a society where individualism and materialism are core values. Open-ended exercises in reflection and experimentation offer opportunities for readers to apply what they have learned to their teaching and personal practice. This is a vital guide for any yoga-oriented scholar, teacher, or practitioner and is an essential companion for contemporary teacher training.

Spiral Bound

Spiral Bound
Author: Karen Kirkness
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 1912085046
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiral Bound Book Excerpt:

Spiral Bound explores the potential for yoga as a healing modality by examining the body's anatomical structure as it has evolved embryonically. With a light touch approach, Karen weaves together threads of development to see how our morphological constraints arise in the earliest moments of life and how this rotation lays the spiral groundwork for rotational kinematics that encompass all tissue. This book sets out to link theory with practice, all at a conversational level richly illustrated with full-color photographs and drawings that bring the biomotion to life for practitioners and teachers of yoga. This book for anyone seeking to simplify the parts-list pedagogy of classical anatomy with contemporary research in fascia literature for an integrated approach especially suitable to postural yoga.

Accessible Yoga

Accessible Yoga
Author: Jivana Heyman
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1611807123
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accessible Yoga Book Excerpt:

This daring, visionary book revolutionizes yoga practice--and makes it truly accessible to everyone, in every body, at any age, and in any state of health. Yoga practice has so much to offer us physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. But many of us feel discouraged to practice because we see young, slim, flexible, well, and able-bodied people dominating yoga spaces. Yet, yoga is truly a practice for all--conferring enormous benefits to our overall well-being as our bodies change, age, and navigate various health challenges. Jivana Heyman, founder of Accessible Yoga, views yoga as a basic human right--saying we all deserve to practice it in whatever state we find our body or mind. Accessible Yoga offers a simple, clear, and wonderfully adaptable practice for all people regardless of ability, health, and body type. Heyman has spent over twenty years sharing yoga with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and in this book, he shares his knowledge by breaking down complex yoga poses, breathing practices, meditation techniques, and yoga teachings into clearly understandable and practical tools we can use every day, regardless of our limitations or challenges.

Teen Yoga For Yoga Therapists

Teen Yoga For Yoga Therapists
Author: Charlotta Martinus
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-08-21
ISBN: 0857013556
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teen Yoga For Yoga Therapists Book Excerpt:

Help teens access the therapeutic power of yoga and mindfulness in their daily lives with this guide. Explaining the science of yoga and how this ties in with adolescent physical and neurological development, the book also gives concrete ways to use yogic techniques to overcome issues such as anxiety, bullying, relationship issues, depression and sleep deprivation. The applied yoga in this book includes not only asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga nidra exercises, but also throws the net wider to include visualisations, philosophy and modes of thinking. Including the latest research and evidence on yoga therapy, it shows how yoga's positive influence extends beyond specific issues. The methods in this book will instil a long-lasting sense of optimism and self-regulation among young people both on and off the mat.

Teaching Yoga

Teaching Yoga
Author: Mark Stephens
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-09-06
ISBN: 1583944729
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Yoga Book Excerpt:

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.

Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga
Author: John Scott
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 1856753816
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ashtanga Yoga Book Excerpt:

John Scott's Ashtanga Yoga is a step-by-step illustrated guide that takes you through the balanced exercise routines and breathing techniques of this dynamic form. Carefully structured, this course starts with a simple sequence for beginners which, once mastered, provides the foundation for moving on to the next level. - Purify your body with dynamic movement and precise postures - Develop physical and mental strength, increased stamina and greater flexibility - Includes a foreword by Shri K Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga Yoga - This new edition has been fully revised and updated This essential guide is the perfect introduction to yoga or the ideal gift for those who want to take their yoga practice to the next level. Author John Scott studied with yogi Shri K Pattabhi Jois at the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in India, where he qualified to teach Ashtanga Yoga around the world. He has instructed many people in Ashtanga Yoga, including high-profile celebrities Madonna and Sting. John now spends much of his time teaching international workshops and undertaking teacher trainings.

AnatomySense

AnatomySense
Author: Mike Lane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2020-01-12
ISBN: 9781658780094
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AnatomySense Book Excerpt:

Yoga Teachers are now at the forefront of healthcare. Students may come to you first to discuss ailments in their body-mind, and its serves you and them both to have an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology. With this trusted position, comes a greater responsibility for understanding functional anatomy as it pertains to the yoga practice and how that relates to movement patterns off the mat. Anatomical terms are a common language shared across healthcare professionals. Being able to identify body structures (bones, muscles, nerves, etc.) allows you, the teacher, to not only communicate with other healthcare providers, but to communicate intelligently and specifically with your students. The yoga class is a place where people cultivate a clearer relationship with their bodies and you can help them in this process by orienting them to the physical structures - teaching them how they are interconnected and activated through the yoga practice. Although this manual is oriented primarily towards yoga instructors and practitioners, it is not just about functional anatomy as it relates to yoga asana; it is about living and feeling with greater awareness. I'll breakdown concepts for a simpler understanding of how the parts are interwoven with the whole. You'll learn practical ways to weave anatomical concepts into your life on and off the mat. Through this process we will make AnatomySense. Welcome to AnatomySense.

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book
Author: Kelly Solloway
Publsiher: Get Creative 6
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 9781640210219
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book Book Excerpt:

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.

Yoga for a Happy Back

Yoga for a Happy Back
Author: Rachel Krentzman
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN: 0857012533
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for a Happy Back Book Excerpt:

This unique book offers a framework for using yoga therapeutically to heal back and spinal problems. Combining detailed instruction on evaluation and treatment techniques with personal narrative and case studies, Yoga for a Happy Back bridges the gap between practicing yoga for better physical health and understanding the role of the mind-body connection in back pain. Utilising her vast experience as a physical therapist and yoga therapist, and the latest advances in the field, Krentzman advises on how to design therapeutic yoga classes for individuals with back pain. She includes information on creating class themes, and never before published sequences from the Purna yoga tradition for alignment based treatment of specific spinal conditions. With over 300 photos and illustrations, this book enables practitioners to access the benefits of yoga therapy for the treatment of orthopaedic dysfunctions and to promote general spinal health.