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The Anatomy of Yoga
The Anatomy of Yoga
Author: Chris Jarmey
As a qualified physiotherapist with specialist experience in body mechanics, a noted practitioner of various Eastern bodywork therapies, and renowned author of some of the leading books on musculo-skeletal anatomy, Chris Jarmey brings a unique perspective to the anatomy study requirements of the yoga teacher trainee. — In The Anatomy of Yoga, ...  more »Jarmey demystifies what actually happens to the body during practice. Each of 100 asanas is drawn with the relevant muscle actions superimposed. The main, contracting muscles that hold different aspects of the asana are illustrated in red, while those muscles being lengthened are shown in blue. Secondary muscles involved in these actions appear in lighter shades of red or blue respectively. Each fully labeled image is accompanied by explanations of which muscle is performing which function. The author’s clear, illuminating style coupled with the simple color-code structuring of the information make The Anatomy of Yoga an important guide for prospective teachers as well as an informative read for yoga enthusiasts, bodyworkers, and physical therapists interested in the biomechanics of the practice.
ISBN-13: 9781556436567
ISBN-10: 1556436564
Publication Date: 4/22/2008
Pages: 192
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Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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