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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

My favorite Yoga book to date

16 people found this helpful
 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). Now that I have finished the book I have a much deeper understanding of my practice and the purpose/roots of yoga. I am able to be mindful of what is happening within my body as I move through each pose, which I am certain helps keep me safer and progressing faster. For example, the conversation about breathing and shape change allowed me to fully connect my breath to movement and I finally understood what ujjayi pranayama meant and how to do it. Although the terminology may be overwhelming if you have never studied any anatomy, for me it was perfect and the precision of the language really helped me grasp what the book was describing. This would also be a wonderful book for anyone who wishes to teach yoga!

Best yoga book

7 people found this helpful
 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.

love it! bought it for yoga teacher training

8 people found this helpful
 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.

Don’t buy the Kindle version!

14 people found this helpful
 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.

Excellent Material

8 people found this helpful
 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.

Anatomy text teaches yoga at same time

2 people found this helpful
 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.

The Go-To Yoga Anatomy Reference

2 people found this helpful
 on June 21, 2018
By Crystal M
This is an excellent resource for someone wanting to teach yoga safely with anatomically correct guidance. I have limited anatomy experience and this has been the best reference book I’ve read so far.
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