The Key Poses of Yoga Book
Score: 5
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The Key Poses of Yoga


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607432395

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The Key Poses of Yoga Excerpt :

Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.

Science of Yoga Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Science of Yoga


  • Author : Ann Swanson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465491664

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Science of Yoga Excerpt :

Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment and much more. With insight into variations on the poses and a Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga, this easy-to-understand, comprehensive book is an invaluable resource to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga for your body and mind.

Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends Book

Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607439424

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Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends Excerpt :

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 Book

Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607439431

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Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses Excerpt :

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 Anatomy Book
Score: 5
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Yoga Anatomy


  • Author : Leslie Kaminoff
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9781492583417

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Yoga Anatomy Excerpt :

The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever! With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself. From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how 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. With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions Book

Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607439455

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Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions Excerpt :

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 Book

Yoga Mat Companion 3


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607439448

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Yoga Mat Companion 3 Excerpt :

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 Sequencing Book

Yoga Sequencing


  • Author : Mark Stephens
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583945278

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Yoga Sequencing Excerpt :

Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes presents the essential principles and methods for planning and sequencing yoga classes. Addressing one of the most popular topics in the yoga profession, this book offers sixty-seven model sequences of yoga poses (asanas) that cover the broad range of yoga student experience, including multiple sequences for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students; yoga for kids, teens, women across the life cycle, and seniors; classes to relieve depression and anxiety; and sequences for each of the major chakras and ayurvedic constitutions. Each sequence provides guidance for teaching the different breathing (pranayama) and meditation techniques that give yoga its transformative power. Enhanced with over 2,000 instructional photos and an elaborate guide to the constituent elements of over 150 yoga asanas, the book draws equally from ancient yoga philosophy and contemporary insights into functional anatomy, biomechanics, and kinesiology. The nuanced interrelationships among asanas within and between the seven asana families are explored and the anatomy of opening and stabilizing each pose is explained for sequences designed around specific needs and intentions. A comprehensive appendix includes a glossary of yoga-related terms, an alphabetical asana index with thumbnail photographs of each asana, a class planning worksheet, representative sequences from several popular styles of hatha yoga, and a list of resources for further exploring sequencing and the larger practice of teaching yoga. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Key Muscles of Yoga Book
Score: 2
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The Key Muscles of Yoga


  • Author : Ray Long
  • Publisher : Bandha Yoga Publications LLC
  • Release Date : 2009-08-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607432388

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The Key Muscles of Yoga Excerpt :

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 of Hatha Yoga Book
Score: 4
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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga


  • Author : David Coulter
  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Hatha yoga
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 8120819764

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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga Excerpt :

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.

Teaching Yoga Book
Score: 5
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Teaching Yoga


  • Author : Mark Stephens
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583944721

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Teaching Yoga Excerpt :

Teaching Yoga is an essential resource for new and experienced teachers as well as a guide for all yoga students interested in refining their skills and knowledge. Addressing 100% of the teacher training curriculum standards set by Yoga Alliance, the world's leading registry and accreditation source for yoga teachers and schools, Teaching Yoga is also ideal for use as a core textbook in yoga teacher training programs. Drawing on a wide spectrum of perspectives, and featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, the book covers fundamental topics of yoga philosophy and history, including a historical presentation of classical yoga literature: the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras of Pataljali, and the main historical sources on tantra and early hatha yoga. Each of the eleven major styles of contemporary yoga is described, with a brief history of its development and the distinguishing elements of its teachings. Exploring traditional and modern aspects of anatomy and physiology, the book provides extensive support and tools for teaching 108 yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation. Teaching Yoga offers practical advice for classroom setup, planning and sequencing classes, as well as the process involved in becoming a teacher and sustaining oneself in the profession. The book has over 200 bibliographic sources, a comprehensive index, and a useful appendix that lists associations, institutes, organizations, and professional resources for yoga teachers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Yoga Mind  Body   Spirit Book
Score: 5
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Yoga Mind Body Spirit


  • Author : Donna Farhi
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1429997435

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Yoga Mind Body Spirit Excerpt :

The author of Yoga Journal's most-read column presents the first holistic guide to yoga A user-friendly guide illustrated with 240 two-color photographs and illustrations, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit sets forth the tenets of this gentle yet rigorous exercise as no other book has. Integrating the teachings of every tradition, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi reveals how yoga enhances the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. She outlines the seven simple movement principles that underlie all human motion and provides exercises to help readers understand how they can achieve all yoga postures. She also discusses the ten ethical precepts that are the foundation of all yoga teachings and explains how to incorporate them into a spiritually and emotionally rewarding inner practice. At the heart of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit are more than seventy-five yoga asanas or postures. Each is one pictured and described in detail, and they are arranged into related groups--including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices--or easy reference. A selection of yoga practices of varying lengths and levels of difficulty provides challenges and inspiration for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. A huge resurgence of interest in yoga is sweeping the country. With its broad scope and holistic approach, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the ideal book for today's mainstream audience.

Yoga for Runners Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Yoga for Runners


  • Author : Christine Felstead
  • Publisher : Human Kinetics
  • Release Date : 2021-08-11
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN 10 : 9781718202542

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Yoga for Runners Excerpt :

"Adapts the practice of yoga by focusing on the poses that offer the greatest benefits to runners. The poses and sequences in this book are intended to enhance strength, stability, and mobility in order to reduce incidents of running injury and add longevity to your sport as you become a healthier and stronger runner"--