Anatomy of Yoga

An Instructor's Inside Guide to Improving Your Poses

Author: Abigail Ellsworth

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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A full-color guide describes several yoga poses, with each pose shown in photo, as well as in an anatomical drawing that identifies the active and stabilizing muscles being used, in a book that covers the basics of yoga, breathing and the spine and includes informative fact boxes. By the author of Pilates Anatomy. Original.

Smart Yoga

Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness

Author: David Moore

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171423

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

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David Moore draws on thirty years of teaching to bring fresh and practical insights into how the Alexander Technique can contribute to a safer and more effective yoga practice. With a wealth of illustrations that support the clear, precise explanations, this book offers comprehensive advice in modifying a yoga practice to take into account the huge variability in individual ranges of movement. Moore includes techniques to accommodate limitations imposed by injuries, structure, body type, strength, and flexibility. Smart Yoga offers an explanation of the Alexander Technique’s approach to posture and movement, suggestions for altering faulty breathing patterns, and information about how Hatha Yoga, Patanjali, and Buddhist insight practices relate to the Alexander Technique.

Find Balance with Yoga and Pilates

Author: The Experts at Gold's Gym

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1978506872

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2201


Starting a fitness regimen can be difficult, but, oftentimes, it can be even more challenging to maintain. This guidebook teaches students how to turn their healthy habits into a healthy lifestyle. Readers learn the importance of establishing a mind-body connection and receive meditation and yoga exercises as ways of helping create that relationship. In listening to their bodies, students also explore safety's role in exercise.