Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition

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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 Yoga Anatomy 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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics; 2 edition (October 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450400248
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450400244
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Customer Reviews

Don’t buy the Kindle version!

 on July 28, 2017
By Lucy
The book is fantastic – I am learning so much about the physiology behind yoga. The book has great illustrations, diagrams, and tables, and it just doesn’t come through on Kindle. I ended up buying the hard copy too. Highly recommended, but buy the actual book.

My favorite Yoga book to date

 on August 17, 2017
By Seraphim
I love anatomy and yoga and this book was so well written that it became an immediate favorite. I found myself in awe several times at the insights I found within its pages and eagerly shared those insights with my partner who is much less inclined to read (and who would be incredibly lost reading this information intensive book).

love it! bought it for yoga teacher training

 on October 5, 2017
By Katherine Kuda
love it! bought it for yoga teacher training. I have used it often and will continue to do so.

Excellent Material

 on March 14, 2017
By harry57
Excellent material, poses explained, great illustrations. This is a good book for understanding the poses, and the muscles used.

Five Stars

 on February 14, 2015
one of the best books of Yoga

Best yoga book

 on July 11, 2017
By Valerie Provines
This is the best yoga book I’ve ever found. The poses shown are my favorites plus it shows exactly which muscles are being used in each pose. Lots of poses too. I’ve been doing yoga for a long time but I think this might work for a beginner as well, especially if they’re taking classes.

If you ask "why?" in your yoga classes, then this book is for you!

 on January 16, 2012
By Amazon Customer
Have you ever asked “why” in a yoga class when asked to “pretzel up” your body? Or have you doubted whether a teacher is competent? I found answers to my questions in “Yoga Anatomy,” as it gives you the rationale behind your hatha practice. For example, I learned the importance of breathing from the inside out, rather than just being told to do so. I must quickly add, that some of the neurological explanations went over my head, but did not prevent me from seeking out what I wanted to know. Concerning the asanas, the illustrations are wonderfully done, and identify the parts of the body which benefit from given postures. They also provide a reminder of whatever is extended is being contracted, so that you can determine if teachers are aware of the balance of flexion-extension in their classes. The book also provides variations and also cautions against certain postures when an ongoing condition is present.

Anatomy text teaches yoga at same time

 on May 23, 2018
By Teresa G.
Nice text explores musculoskeletal anatomy while also teaching yoga asana. Not 100% evidence-based, this is also based partly in yoga tradition and myth. I have another yoga anatomy text which illustrates and explains the actions of the muscles with less mythological baggage.
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