Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439433
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Yoga Mat Companion 3

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439441
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

The Key Poses of Yoga

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607432390
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Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.

Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607439425
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 160743945X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This book describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Author: David Coulter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120819764
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Key Muscles of Yoga

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 1607432382
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga

Author: Srivatsa Ramaswami
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 9781569244029
Format: PDF, ePub
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Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888–1989) was the most influential figure in the last 100 years in the field of yoga. Many of today's best-known yoga teachers—including his brother-in-law B. K. S. Iyengar, his son T. K. V. Desikachar, and Pattabhi Jois, founder of Ashtanga yoga—studied with him and modeled their own yoga styles after his practice and teaching. Yet, despite his renowned status, Krishnamacharya's wisdom has never before been made completely available, just as he taught it. Now, in The Complete Book of Vinyasa Yoga, Srivatsa Ramaswami—Krishnamacharya's longest-standing student outside his own family—presents his master's teachings of yogasanas in unprecedented detail. Drawing upon his 33 years of direct study, beginning in 1955 and continuing nearly until his teacher's death, Ramaswami presents more than nine hundred poses and variations in logically structured sequences, precisely describing Krishnamacharya's complete Vinyasakrama system. Along with every movement of each yoga posture, he covers the proper breathing techniques for each pose—something no other book also derived from Krishnamacharya's teaching does. Nearly 1,000 full-color photographs are featured in this authoritative landmark presentation of the study practiced by the "grandfather of modern yoga."

Flow Yoga Sequence Advanced

Author: Sam Sarahbi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692656839
Format: PDF, ePub
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Flow Yoga Sequence: Advanced is the second vinyasa script in the Flow Yoga Sequence Series, complete with breath to movement cues to move in and out of poses. This script is a more advanced version of the Flow Yoga Sequence. Designed with ease of use and simplicity in mind, teaching yoga is accessible to everyone. Flow Yoga Sequence: Advanced is a great tool for yoga instructors and practitioners alike, providing a moving meditation practice that encourages muscle engagement, flexibility, balance, and focus.

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483524450
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Practicing yoga is not necessarily the path of least resistance. And although the Sanskrit word asana translates to mean “a comfortable, easy position,” most yoga poses are neither comfortable nor easy. Working with them, however, makes daily life more comfortable and easy. So why integrate Western science into the ancient art of Hatha Yoga? Because scientific techniques enable you to intelligently design your practice and give you confidence in your teaching. Hatha Yoga works with the body and Western science understands how the body works. For example, suppose you want to deepen a backbend such as Urdhva Dhanurasana. Knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and physiology enable you to predictably do this. Or if you’re a teacher and a student comes to you with lower back discomfort in Camel Pose, you can use the abdominal “air bag” effect discussed in this book and often address the problem quickly and easily. Similarly, if you wish to deepen twists for yourself or your students, design your practice to involve physiological techniques such as facilitated stretching that will release and lengthen the muscles that inhibit turning the trunk. Many of these solutions would not be obvious, or would even be counterintuitive, unless you knew how to apply scientific principles to yoga. This book explains these techniques in detail, with their practical application for backbends and twists. Spare no effort in searching out areas of resistance in your yoga poses. If your body is stiff, use the physiological techniques described in the Mat Companion series to lengthen muscles, break through barriers, and gain flexibility. If your body is flexible, then work with the bandhas described here to increase your strength. Painter and sculptor George Braque once said, “Art disturbs, science reassures.” The idea is that art takes one out of a comfort zone and into new experiences. Science provides grounding and stability. Yoga poses are like physical sculptures that take you out of your comfort zone. Scientific techniques are the sculpting tools that allow you to do this with intelligence and precision.