Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607439425

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 8169

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.
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Yoga Mat Companion 3

Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607439441

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 3998

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.
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Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607439433

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 3475

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.
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The Key Poses of Yoga

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607432390

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 213

View: 4611

Looks at fifty-five fundamental poses from an anatomical perspective to describe their function in the practice of hatha yoga.
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Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions

Author: Ray Long

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 160743945X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 219

View: 3709

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.
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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Author: David Coulter

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120819764

Category: Hatha yoga

Page: 623

View: 1284

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.
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The Key Muscles of Yoga

Author: Ray Long,Chris Macivor

Publisher: Bandha Yoga Publications LLC

ISBN: 1607432382

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 239

View: 936

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.
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Yoga Adjustments

Philosophy, Principles, and Techniques

Author: Mark Stephens

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583947841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 5282

The quintessential guide to yoga assisting and hands-on teaching, Yoga Adjustments introduces the art and practice of providing yoga assists to yoga students. Addressing one of the most important topics in the yoga field, expert yoga instructor and best-selling author Mark Stephens covers the philosophy of yoga practice, the sensibilities of touch in teaching yoga and improving alignment, the seven principles of hands-on yoga teaching, and the twenty-five most effective methods of tactile cueing. An invaluable resource for all yoga teachers, teacher trainers, and serious yoga students, this book includes a foreword by yoga star Shiva Rea as well as over 850 unique instructional photos and explanatory captions demonstrating precise ways of guiding a variety of flowing sequences. Opening with an in-depth discussion of the philosophy of yoga assisting, Part I--Foundations describes the methods and techniques of giving yoga assistance, with detailed discussions of all of the elements of yoga assisting including communicating with students, qualities of touch, the five basic steps of providing hands-on cues, hands-on positioning and stance. Part II--Applications demonstrates how to assist students in each of over 100 postures in the seven families of asanas (poses). Each chapter begins with background on an asana family and close consideration of its foundation asana. Each asana is presented in a two-page spread with photos that show how to give students effective guidance and support. Part III--Evolution offers thoughts on the further development of yoga in the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Anatomy for Backbends and Twists

Yoga Mat Companion 3

Author: Ray Long,Chris Macivor

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483524450

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 3820

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.
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Thai Bodywork

Author: Niclaire Mann,Eleanor McKenzie

Publisher: Hamlyn (UK)

ISBN: 9780600603955

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

View: 5784

Loosen yourself up and restore your balance through the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of Thai bodywork. Use the basic techniques introduced here to stimulate energy flow, increase flexibility, and tone muscles. A combination of rocking, stretching and breathing exercises will soothe and relax you. You’ll enjoy the overall sense of well-being, vitality, and relaxation this world-renowned therapy provides.
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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

Author: Sandra M. LeFort,Lisa Webster,Kate Lorig,Halsted Holman,David Sobel,Diana Laurent,Virginia Gonzalez

Publisher: Bull Publishing Company

ISBN: 1936693771

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

View: 5038

Chronic pain includes many types of conditions from a variety of causes. This book is designed to help those suffering from chronic pain learn to better manage pain so they can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life. This resource stresses four concepts: each person with chronic pain is unique, and there is no one treatment or approach that is right for everybody; there are many things people with chronic pain can do to feel better and become more active and involved in life; with knowledge and experimentation, each individual is the best judge of which self-management tools and techniques are best for him or her; and, the responsibility for managing chronic pain on a daily basis rests with the individual and no one else. Acknowledging that overcoming chronic pain is a daily challenge, this workbook provides readers with the tools to overcome that test. A Moving Easy Program CD, which offers a set of easy-to-follow exercises that can be performed at home, is also included.
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Yoga Anatomy 2nd Edition

Author: Leslie Kaminoff,Amy Matthews

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450419887

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 276

View: 3878

Aimed at yoga enthusiasts and instructors, as well as a reference for fitness professionals and personal trainers, this book provides detailed anatomical illustrations of all standard yoga poses used by the majority of yoga practices.
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The Science of Yoga

The Risks and the Rewards

Author: William J Broad

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451641427

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 298

View: 8032

Examines the health claims of modern yoga, drawing on scientific and cultural research to offer advice on how to recognize authentic yoga practice and gain actual benefits.
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The Essence of Yoga

Reflections on the Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali

Author: Bernard Bouanchaud

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 275

View: 8137

An overview of the Patanjali's fundamental text offers an explanation of yoga as an integration of physical and spiritual discipline
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The Athlete's Guide to Yoga

An Integrated Approach to Strength, Flexibility & Focus

Author: Sage Hamilton Rountree

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 9781934030042

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 251

View: 3596

Yoga makes good athletes better. This time-honored discipline imparts flexibility, balance, and whole-body strength, creating improvements in an athlete’s form, efficiency, and power. In addition, yoga’s attention to concentration and breath awareness improves mental focus and mental endurance—hidden assets that become especially important at the end of a long training session or race. In The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga, yoga instructor, endurance athlete, and coach Sage Rountree explains the benefits that yoga can bring to every training program. With hundreds of color photographs featuring more than 100 poses, this book treats common problem areas to make athletes stronger in their sport. Rountree helps athletes see progress from just 10 minutes of yoga each day. In an engaging and easy-to-follow style, The Athlete’s Guide to Yoga presents: warm-up and cool-down routines for workouts simple poses to specifically target areas of inflexibility and overuse breath and meditation exercises different types of yoga for each phase of training recommendations for intensity and volume of yoga workouts throughout the training year Rountree’s applications for training and racing ease the introduction to yoga, making it practical and accessible for all athletes.
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Yoga for Transformation

Ancient Teachings and Holistic Practices for Healing Body, Mind, and Heart

Author: Gary Kraftsow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140196290

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 257

View: 9662

Presents series of techniques designed to treat the body, emotions, mind, heart, and soul, including breathing techniques to control energy levels, exercises to train and sharpen the intellect, and meditative practices to enhance self-awareness.
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Yoga Posture Adjustments and Assisting

Author: Stephanie Pappas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1412233356

Category:

Page: N.A

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Yoga teachers and students will cherish this unique book on the art of performing hands-on yoga posture adjustments! The book contains over 200 photos, precise instructions, and insightful suggestions.
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Chronic Pain

Finding Hope in the Midst of Suffering

Author: Rob Prince

Publisher: Beacon Hill Press

ISBN: 9780834132252

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 174

View: 8712

For anyone dealing with ongoing pain, they know that not all pain relief comes from a bottle of pills. Living with a chronic condition can be relentless and not everyone reaches a point of complete healing. As a sufferer of chronic pain himself, author Rob Prince explores the spiritual aspects of pain, addressing the difficult questions and realities of a chronic condition. The reader will learn about: What the Scriptures have to say about healing Handling the disappointment of unanswered prayers Fighting your pain with proper diet, exercise, and stress management In the pages of Chronic Pain, discover how to see God at work along the journey and learn ways to live fully in spite of pain.
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Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

Author: Simon Borg-Olivier,Bianca Machliss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781921080005

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 474

View: 6667

Written by physiotherapists and yoga teachers, this book is a unique text on the science of hatha yoga and yoga therapy, explaining the effects of yoga on each part of the body. This comprehensive text includes hundreds of photographs, diagrams and tables, making it a useful and informative guide for teaches and students of all styles of yoga.
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