Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 9781607439455
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

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: 9781607439448
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 9781607439431
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Muscles of Yoga

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 9781607432388
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Key Poses of Yoga

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
ISBN: 9781607432395
Release Date: 2009-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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: 9781607439424
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Health & Fitness

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 Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions

Author: Jennifer DeCurtins
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 9781627887595
Release Date: 2015-11-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Turn your yoga routine on its head! Designed to take you from a beginner to an advanced yoga student, this helpful guide will help you to progress from downward dog to even the more intricate of handstand poses. Improve focus and ability as you tone your upper body and core. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the ultimate collection of the most common arm balance poses and yoga inversions that are found in a variety of styles of yoga including ashtanga, bikram, power, hatha and more. Challenge yourself with XX arm balances and yoga poses with detailed step-by-step instructions from fitness and yoga instructor Jennifer DeCurtins. Each pose includes a helpful photo along with modifications and progressions. Learn to do pivotal, foundational poses such headstand, handstand and crow. The Complete Guide to Yoga Inversions is the perfect guide to improve your ability.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

Author: David Coulter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 8120819764
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Hatha yoga

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.

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

Author: Ray Long
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781483524450
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

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.

Flow Yoga Sequence Advanced

Author: Sam Sarahbi
Publisher:
ISBN: 0692656839
Release Date: 2016-03-02
Genre:

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.

Scientific Keys Volume I

Author: Ray Long
Publisher:
ISBN: 0977961419
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Hatha yoga

Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga is a 244 page book with over 650 full color illustrations covering over thirty key muscles as applied to Hatha Yoga including biomechanics and information on the chakras.

Applied Anatomy for Yoga Therapeutics

Author: Joseph Schwartz
Publisher:
ISBN: 0999026879
Release Date: 2017-05-03
Genre:

Applied Anatomy for Yoga Therapeutics lays the foundation for greater understanding of both movement and anatomy. It is for practitioners and students alike. Movement specialist, yogi, and kinesiologist Joseph Schwartz invites the reader to go on a journey of anatomy by exploring movement.Chocked full of relevant information, Schwartz discusses the physiological process of how our breath & breathing, posture & movement, and structure & body are all in interdependent relationship with one another. By deepening our understanding of these individual components and how they integrate into the whole, both students and teachers of therapeutic yoga will gain meaningful material to broaden their scope of practice.

The Classic Yoga Bible

Author: Christina Brown
Publisher: Godsfield
ISBN: 9781841814810
Release Date: 2017-05-25
Genre: Health & Fitness

Yoga brings not only a suppleness to the body but also a sense of spiritual and physical well-being to those who practice it. Featuring over 170 postures from the main schools of yoga, The Yoga Bible is the ultimate, comprehensive guide to practicing yoga and finding a mental and physical balance in life. The book encourages yoga beginners and experts alike to find a yoga sequence that suits their personal needs and abilities.

The Science of Yoga

Author: William J Broad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451641424
Release Date: 2012-02-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.