|Author||Kaminoff & Matthews|
The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition ofYogaAnatomyprovides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years,Yoga Anatomywill be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.WithYoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.
Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, brings the relationship between yoga and anatomy to life with detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations. This book arranges exercises into six sections (standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, supine, and arm supports), providing an inside look into each pose and a better understanding of the movements involved.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1 Dynamics of BreathingChapter 2 Yoga and the SpineChapter 3 Skeletal SystemChapter 4 Muscular SystemChapter 5 Inside the AsanasChapter 6 Standing PosesChapter 7 Sitting PosesChapter 8 Kneeling PosesChapter 9 Supine PosesChapter 10 Prone PosesChapter 11 Arm Support PosesBibliography and ResourcesAsana IndexesJoint IndexMuscle IndexAbout the AuthorsAbout the Illustrator