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Anatomy & Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries

ALDOUS Susi Hately [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780939616541

Eastland Press 2006 1st Edition

AU $59.95
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Anatomy & Asana offers an easy and successful method to learn anatomy and its relationship to yoga in a way that helps prevent injuries. It is written by a certified yoga teacher with a diverse background in kinesiology, ergonomics, and physical rehabilitation.

Anatomy & Asana answers many practical questions that are often asked by yoga students - about back pain, knee pain, and shoulder pain; about clenching the buttocks in back bends, and how to release the hamstrings or prevent hamstring tearing in forward bends. The book combines hands-on information with illuminating drawings, stories, and helpful tips to show you how to practice yoga with less pain. It informs without overwhelming the reader with too much information.

Anatomy & Asana is divided into four parts: basics of anatomy; language of anatomy and movement; the eight essential principles of movement as they relate to yoga; and application of these principles to specific groups of yoga asanas: standing poses, back bends, forward bends, twists, and inversions. For each group, the book shows where there is a tendency for injury and what you can do to instill space in your body and thereby prevent injury from occurring.

Contents:
The Internal World
>Skin
>Connective Tissue
>Muscles
>Skeleton and Bones
>Nerves
>Fascia
>Circulation

Language of Anatomy
>Anatomical Landmarks
>Anatomical Position
>Planes of the Body
>Movements of the Body
>Going Deeper: Relationships between Muscles
>Mechanics of Muscle Contraction

Principles
>Principles of Physiology
>Principles of Movement

'Susi's presentation is simple to understand and very clear ... This is a great book and will be helpful for teachers and serious students. I think Anatomy & Asana should be on required reading lists for yoga teacher training programs. It has tremendous value as an anatomy primer'
Margot Kitchen, Senior Iyengar Teacher

'I love the clarity and insight of Susi's applied anatomy. She goes right to the key areas of relevance for yoga practitioners and offers her years of skilled knowledge in potent synthesized and visual material that will benefit students and teachers from all backgrounds. Highly recommended!'
Shiva Rea, Yoga Teacher

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210 x 270mm, 95 illustrations

90pp

(For this item please quote stock ID 26336)

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