Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology 2E

Author: Clippinger, Karen
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1450469280
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Dance Anatomy and Kinesiology, Second Edition, retains its scientific perspective while offering greater accessibility to a wider audience. The streamlined approach makes the content more accessible in a single undergraduate course, and the text comes with a suite of online ancillaries.

Dance Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Haas, Jacqui Greene
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492545171
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dance Anatomy is a visually stunning presentation of more than 100 of the most effective dance, movement, and performance exercises, each designed to promote correct alignment, improved placement, proper breathing, and prevention of common injuries.

The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance Pilates Sports and Yoga

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583943519
Format: PDF, ePub
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""The tens of millions of people who participate in or instruct dance, pilates, sports, and yoga will find this book an essential tool that explains the mechanics behind physical movement, recommends strengthening and stretching exercises, and helps avoid injury."--Provided by publisher"--

Dance Science

Author: Gayanne Grossman
Publisher: Princeton Book Company Pub
ISBN: 9780871273871
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rather than focusing on dance injuries, this book takes a positive approach showing what a dancer can do to dance better, which, in turn, will decrease injury rates. It presents human anatomy and motion in a functional, dance-specific way that teaches the readers to appreciate and take ownership of their bodies through a tour of the musculoskeletal system and movement analysis. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, Anatomy, describes the specific characteristics that affect motion at each individual joint, demonstrated by a variety of hands-on activities for readers to perform. Part two, Movement Analysis, discusses muscles that produce movement and introduces readers to a system of movement analysis. Part three, Conditioning, provides a practical, integrative approach to exercise for enhanced performance. The written material is accompanied by anatomical line drawings commissioned for the book, photographs, and an assortment of experiential activities specifically designed for dancers.

Dance Medicine in Practice

Author: Liane Simmel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136483764
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Dance Medicine in Practice is the complete physical textbook for dance, written specifically to help dancers understand the anatomy, function and care of their bodies. Specific chapters are devoted to focusing on the spine, pelvis, hips, knees, feet, shoulders and arms. Each of these covers the following key aspects: Anatomy: bone structure, musculature, and function. How each part of the body moves and how it responds under pressure Pitfalls: Common examples of bad practice and the effect that these can have on the body Self Analysis: How to become aware of and muscle groups and the capacity of each joint. Injury Prevention: Tips and advice on how to best avoid and prevent injury both in training and everyday life Exercises: Simple and effective methods of strengthening, mobilising and relaxing joints and muscles Checklists: Dos and Don’ts for the best dance technique. The best dancers know that looking after their bodies is the key to their success, and Dance Medicine in Practice also covers how to ensure the best possible nutrition, plan and manage training schedules, and ensure that injuries are kept to a minimum both in frequency and impact. It is the best possible companion to a life in dance.

Functional Awareness

Author: Nancy Romita
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190498145
Format: PDF
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Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers is where anatomy meets artistry. Each chapter provides explorations in embodied anatomy in an engaging manner with the use of images, storytelling, and experiential exercises. It is an accessible introduction to the relationship between daily movement habits, dance training and anatomy. The information is founded on over 30,000 hours of experience teaching and training dancers to generate efficient exertion and appropriate recuperation. Functional Awareness: Anatomy in Action for Dancers employs somatic practices along with explorations in experiential anatomy to awaken the body-mind connection and improve movement function. The book applies the Functional Awareness(r) approach to improve dance technique and provide skills to enable the dancer to move with balance and grace in the classroom, on stage, and in daily life.

The New Anatomy of Rider Connection

Author: Mary Wanless
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781570768255
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the past 30-plus years, Mary Wanless and her bestselling Ride with Your Mind books and DVDs have helped revolutionize the art and science of riding horses. Now she takes her pioneering techniques--which combine a lifetime's influences from the fields of psychology, biofeedback, neuro-linguistic programming, the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques, Tai Chi, massage, dance, anatomy, sports psychology, and educational kinesiology--to a whole new level. In her newest book, Wanless teams up with Anatomy Trains� creator and author Thomas Myers to examine how the "fabric" of our bodies (fascia) can potentially allow us to generate both stability and what so many riders find elusive even after years in the saddle--"feel." Recent research shows how the body-wide "net" of fascia that both wraps each muscle and connects your skin to your bones can be the source of postural imbalances and the resulting restrictions in your movement. Wanless posits that the difference between "average" and "elite" riders lies in the quality of connection and awareness within this fascial net, and she gives us the means to take practical and meaningful steps toward addressing such issues, resultingin extraordinary change in the way we look and feel on horseback.

Making Sense of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Author: Earle Abrahamson
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623171741
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Designed to be user-friendly and informative for both students and teachers, this book provides a road map for understanding problems and issues that arise in the study of anatomy and physiology. Students will find tips to develop specific study skills that lead to maximum understanding and retention. They will learn strategies not only for passing an examination or assessment, but also for permanently retaining the fundamental building blocks of anatomical study and application. For the teacher and educator, the book provides useful insight into practical and effective assessment techniques, explores the subject matter from a learning approach perspective, and considers different methods of teaching to best to convey the message and meaning of anatomy and physiology. Supported by clear diagrams and illustrations, this is a key text for teachers who want a useful toolbox of creative techniques and ideas that will enhance the learning experience. In addition to the wealth of information it provides, Making Sense of Human Anatomy and Physiology sets in place a bedrock of learning skills for future study, regardless of the subject. Students of beauty therapies, holistic and complementary therapies, and fitness professionals--yoga teachers, personal trainers, sports coaches, and dance teachers--will gain not only a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, but also the skills to learn such a subject. Allied professionals in nursing, biomedical science, dentistry, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, midwifery, zoology, biology and veterinary science will also find this book an invaluable resource. The final chapters offer suggestions for the further exploration of concepts, assessment, learning activities, and applications.

Pilates Anatomy

Author: Rael Isacowitz
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 9780736083867
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture and movement technique for Pilates practitioners, presenting step-by-step instructions for 46 of the most effective mat exercises for building a strong and balanced body, with over 200 full-color anatomical illustrations of muscles in action. Original.