BookThe 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 of Yoga Anatomy provides 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 Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.
With Yoga 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.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Chapter 1 Dynamics of Breathing
Chapter 2 Yoga and the Spine
Chapter 3 The Skeletal System
Chapter 4 The Muscular System
Chapter 5 Inside the Asanas
Chapter 6 Standing Poses
Chapter 7 Sitting Poses
Chapter 8 Kneeling Poses
Chapter 9 Supine Poses
Chapter 10 Prone Poses
Chapter 11 Arm Support Poses
References and Resources
Asana Indexes in Sanskrit and English
About the Authors
About the Illustrator