The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga Herbert David Coulter. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are.
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As a beginner at yoga and as someone with an analytical mind, I am finding this book more useful in helping me understand the what and why of the practice than any other resource.
Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals with limits, as well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or skilled students. Chapter 2 is on breathing—both the musculature involved and the physiology of it. What did I like about it? Think of the most obscure question about a pose, this book won’t be stumped.
The author explains connections between all anatomical structures and how they affect body systems and overall health of a person.
Aug 08, Ramona rated it liked it.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures. I kid you not, after practicing for months with nothing much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.
There does seem to be a great deal of interesting information here just not what I wanted or this point. But then again, I’m an anatomy nerd. This book features naatomy and white photographs and more than diagrams and anatomical illustrations. What a great resource. A must-have reference book for any hatha yoga teacher. Overall, I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in yoga and wants to gain all the physical benefits from doing it properly!
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Apr 03, Robyn Okrant rated it it was amazing. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: If you could only read 25 books in your entire life this would be one of them. Tough to read cover-to-cover although it’s incredibly informative!
We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. He offers a detailed discussion of the anatomical underpinnings of asana, relaxation and pranayama. Still, I refer to it enough that it’s a great reference volume.
My only wish is that the author include more sections to cover forearm balances and handstands The author bring the discipline of a scientist and the devotion of a yogi to this wonderful text. He offers a detailed discussion of the anatomical underpinnings of asana, relaxation and pranayama.
I also benefited from the detailed account on spinal twists and breathing. Breathing is followed by pelvic and abdominal exercises in chapter 3 because the pelvis and abdomen form the foundation of the body. Account Options Sign in.
May 22, Jenae rated it it was amazing. May 19, Jer is currently reading it Shelves: The author identifies the muscles and joints that are stretched in various poses, and suggests realistic goals for beginners, intermediate, and advanced yoga enthusiasts. The newer version has colour-coded pictures, which are aantomy helpful than black and white.
Postures for relaxation and meditation are treated last hatga chapter Breathing is next in chapter 2 because yogic breathing expedites movement and posture.
Very well written an completely approachable for all levels of practitioners. Breathing is next in chapter 2 because yogic breathing expedites movement and posture.
Chapter 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. No eBook available Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology.
To ask other readers questions about Anatomy of Hatha Yogaplease sign up. Return to Book Page. What did I like about it? This book is not exactly a page turner, but it is definitely my most used reference book for understanding the body, how hatha yoga can strengthen your anatomical functions and keeps all those feel good hormones and chemicals healthy and busy.
Photos are clear, and diagrams straightforward.
Trivia About Anatomy of Hatha From inside the book. Very good descriptions of poses, and pictures of modifications. The human body, as with most mammals, has too many parts to attempt even just a skeletal outline in a mere page. 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. Yoga teachers, personal trainers, medical therapists of all kinds, or anyone who is at times curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia–partly new and partly old–of readable and reliable information.