DescriptionThis title lets you see inside every yoga pose! With clear, expert instruction and full-color, detailed anatomical drawings, "Yoga Anatomy" depicts the most common asanas to provide a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to standing poses, see how each muscle is used, how slight 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. Author Leslie Kaminoff is a recognized expert and teacher in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork. He is the founder of The Breathing Project, New York City's premiere yoga studio dedicated to the teaching of individualized, breath-centered yoga practice and therapy.
Imprint NameHuman Kinetics
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Yoga Structures in Motion; Chapter 2. Yogic Breathing; Chapter 3. Forward Bending Poses; Chapter 4. Backward Bending Poses; Chapter 5. Twisting Poses; Chapter 6. Side Bending Poses; Chapter 7. Spine Lengthening Poses; Chapter 8. Sun Salutations; Chapter 9. Hip Opening Asanas; Chapter 10. Inverted Asanas; Chapter 11. Balancing Asanas; Chapter 12. Training Sequences.
Biographical NotesLeslie Kaminoff has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and specialises in yoga anatomy. He teaches courses in Boston and New York to several hundred students per year and advises the US Yoga Alliance on the anatomy content of their national certification programme. Some of Kaminoff's high-profile clients include Sting, Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Stella McCartney.