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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Easy Yoga

Author: Jude Reignier
Publisher: Red Wheel Weiser
ISBN: 1859062180
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Jude Reignier's Easy Yoga is based on her ten years' teaching experience and will appeal to adults, children, and those with special needs alike. Her postures stimulate and massage the whole system, including internal organs, while gently stretching, firming, and toning the muscles and ligaments. It's easy! The easy approach presents clear illustrations and a concise text to demystify popular therapies. Each routine can be understood quickly, so that within minutes you are feeling good and energized. Learn the full 45-minute sequence and then adapt it to your busy schedule. See at-a-glance reminders of all the sequences inside the jacket. Jude Reignier trained in Hatha yoga at the Shivananda Center in the Catskills, New York. She now teaches her own easy style based on knowledge she has gain and working with adults, children, and people with special needs on a one-to-one basis or in groups. She is married with two children and lives in Notting Hill, London.

Yoga Sequencing

Author: Mark Stephens
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781583944974
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Education

Written for a broad yoga market that includes teachers, teacher trainers, studio owners, and students, Yoga Sequencing presents 67 sequences of poses designed for a range of yoga student experience and offers a comprehensive resource for designing and refining yoga classes. Drawing on ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary teaching methods, Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents detailed instructions and photos for 67 sequences of yoga poses that include multiple sequences for students at all levels, children and teens, women across the life cycle, seniors, people with depression and anxiety, and poses for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions.

Yoga

Author: Rama Jyoti Vernon
Publisher: Lotus Press
ISBN: 9780940676268
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Most Westerners already know that practicing yoga can improve health and create peace of mind. But for those who yearn to add meaningful depth to their lives, even greater riches are possible... In this book, master teacher Rama Vernon shares techniques and knowledge suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced students and teachers.

Yoga Fan

Author: Jill Camera
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780971245662
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Yoga Fan is a comprehensive practice guide featuring a rigorous Vinyasa (flow) sequence that is great for beginners and advanced students alike in a convenient and easy-to-use format. Over 50 yoga postures include complete step-by-step illustrated instructions and modifications for all levels of experience and flexibility. Poses are grouped in seven sections corresponding to the seven chakras. Each posture includes instruction on proper breathing and is followed by tips on safety, form, and alignment. There is also a glossary of yoga terms, lessons on meditation as well as basic anatomy for yoga. Inside, you’ll find: • Asana, breathing, and meditation to gain well-being in body and mind • Step-by-step instructions • Over 50 yoga postures PLUS preparatory poses and relaxation • Beginner and advanced modifications • Yogi’s tips on safety and alignment • Basic anatomy—from “sit bones” to the crown of your head • A glossary of terms • Sequencing that lets you practice from 10 minutes to 90 minutes. Co-authored by three of New York’s top yogis, Adrienne Burke, Jill Camera and Kristin Leal, the Yoga Fan makes it easy to tailor a practice sequence to suit any length of time or location—at home or while traveling. The digital version of the Yoga Fan is a trustworthy companion for students and instructors alike to assist you through a powerful sequence including forward bends, backbends, twisting poses, balancing poses and inversions.

The Concise Human Body Book

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher:
ISBN: 1465452400
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Human anatomy

This all-in-one-guide to the human body contains up-to-the-minute descriptions and illustrations of the body's physical structure, chemical workings, and potential problems.

Science Theory and Clinical Application in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progressions STEP The Neck and Upper Extremity

Author: Ola Grimsby
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9780615257693
Release Date: 2009-09-28
Genre:

This long awaited textbook, and its companion texts, from The Ola Grimsby Institute provide decades of clinical experience and reasoning, with both historical and current evidence, with rationale for active treatments in orthopaedic manual therapy. Practical guidelines for exercise rehabilitation are presented with this logical and exciting work. Incorporating experience and science, this book provides new approaches and treatment principles to make what you already do more effective. Extensive Content: Over 332 pages and 455 illustrations, photographs and tables Ola Grimsby and his co-authors have compiled a significant resource for the practicing physical therapist and manual therapist. Ideal for both the classroom and clinic.

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.