Functional Awareness And Yoga

Author: Nancy Romita
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190863919
Size: 38.26 MB
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Functional Awareness and Yoga is an essential book for all who wishes to deepen their yoga practice and discover strategies to reduce strain or discomfort on the mat as well as in daily life. It is also an excellent book of introductory concepts in anatomy as applied to yoga required during a yoga teacher training. Each chapter provides essentials in functional anatomy with over 60 practical illustrations. The chapters also apply specific postures in yoga with cues to support the practice on the mat. Finally, each chapter contains a mindful practice section to help readers integrate anatomical imagery into daily life in order to release unnecessary tension, improve posture, and support ease of movement. The reflective practice of Functional Awareness® changes how one goes through simple daily tasks in living and demonstrates how these small simple shifts can have a profound effect on ease in action and resilience in movement both on and off the yoga mat. Guiding readers through the essentials in body alignment by providing engaging explorations in body/mind awareness, the book offers a pathway to improve resilience and balance in action.

Understanding The Pelvis

Author: Eric Franklin
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN: 1492589624
Size: 17.61 MB
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"The first part of the book covers anatomy and biomechanics of the pelvis, and the second part includes 26 exercises for yoga practitioners and students specifically focused on strengthening the pelvis"--

The Concise Book Of Yoga Anatomy

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949844
Size: 71.55 MB
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The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is the definitive guide to the study of yoga anatomy--a perfect companion book for any yoga teacher or practitioner seeking to understand the biomechanics of the body as it applies to yoga practice. The book is visually designed in quick reference format to offer useful information about the main skeletal muscles that are central to yoga, with asanas to demonstrate the particular muscles and muscle groups. Over 230 full color illustrations detail each muscle's origin, insertion, and action in order to clearly reveal how the muscles come into play in the movements and postures of yoga. Knowledge of yoga anatomy is paramount to the ability to teach or practice with no injury to oneself or others. With this foundation in place, it is possible to focus on the spiritual element of yoga as well as the physical. Yoga is a union of the two, so where appropriate, the more profound side of the practice is mentioned as it relates to the body. The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy illustrates the form and function of the muscles first, then interlays the muscles into the yoga posture for full understanding in a clear and integrated way, explaining the technique of the asanas, as well as other important aspects of yoga: pranayamas, the bandhas, and chakras. Table of Contents About This Book 1 Anatomical Orientation 2 Muscles of Respiration 3 Muscles of the Face and Neck 4 Muscles of the Spine 5 The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor 6 Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm 7 Muscles of the Forearm and Hand 8 Muscles of the Hip 9 Muscles of the Knee 10 Muscles of the Ankle/Foot Resources General Index Index of Muscles From the Trade Paperback edition.

Anatomy Of Hatha Yoga

Author: David Coulter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120819764
Size: 53.95 MB
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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.

Pilates Method

Author: Debbie Lawrence
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408109565
Size: 69.53 MB
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Fitness Professionals: Pilates Method is the first book to be written for the specific needs of Pilates instructors. It contains everything a new teacher needs to know in order to pass the national qualification and is an ideal reference for experienced instructors. Pilates is one of the most popular - and fastest growing - group exercise classes in the UK. For many years it has not been possible to write a definitive book for instructors as there have been many different schools of teaching. However, these have recently been brought together under a single national assessment, meaning that all Pilates instructors must have the same foundation knowledge. This book will cover these foundation subjects, which include: anatomy the key principles of Pilates assessment structuring a session teaching a session. Written to the requirements of the national standards, this book contains everything an instructor needs to know in order to successfully teach Pilates.

Netter S Moving Anatome E Book

Author: Stephanie Marango
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323567304
Size: 50.81 MB
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Students and practitioners in the health sciences face a universal paradox: while preparing to be a caregiver to others, it’s easy to lose sight of one’s own health and well-being. Netter's Moving AnatoME: An Interactive Guide to Musculoskeletal Anatomy helps you meet and overcome this challenge in a highly personal, uniquely effective way. This movement-based, interactive resource encourages you to approach anatomy by moving while you learn designed exclusively for students of anatomy. Both fun and functional, this experiential learning approach jump starts your personal commitment to self-care, relaxation, and work-life balance by integrating academic material with real-life application. Study anatomy as it relates to your own moving body: Understand the angles of rotation as you move your joints, notice the contours of muscles and bones under your skin, and feel muscles stretch between proximal and distal attachments—bringing anatomy education to life as you explore your own Living AnatoME. Benefit from a quick overview of structure and function, tips for personal and patient care, Practice What You Preach boxes, and Clinical Correlation boxes that link anatomy concepts to clinical presentation, physical exam, surgery, and related clinical situations. Make the most of your study time by strengthening your anatomy comprehension and moving in the direction of increased physical awareness, relaxation, and overall wellbeing. Explore each region of your body joint by joint, assimilating knowledge through personal yoga and Pilates exercises that demonstrate the anatomy of each region. Learn from authors, wellness educators, and yoga/Pilates instructors Dr. Stephanie Marango and Dr. Carrie McCulloch—physicians who are committed to bridging the gaps between movement and medicine. Relax and have fun as you prepare and study for the challenging task of learning musculoskeletal anatomy, and gain practical tips for building healthy habits along your personal continuum of self-care.

Anatomy Of The Moving Body Second Edition

Author: Theodore Dimon, Jr.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 158394687X
Size: 78.65 MB
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Learning anatomy requires more than pictures and labels; it requires a way "into" the subject, a means of making sense of what is being shown. Anatomy of the Moving Body addresses that need with a simple yet complete study of the body's complex system of bones, muscles, and joints and how they function. Beautifully illustrated with more than 100 3D images, the book contains 31 lectures that guide readers through this challenging interior landscape. Each part of the body is explained in brief, manageable sections, with components described singly or in small groups. The author doesn’t just name the muscles and bones but explains the terminology in lay language. Topics include the etymology of anatomical terms; origins and attachments of muscles and their related actions; discussion of major functional systems such as the pelvis, ankle, shoulder girdle, and hand; major landmarks and human topography; and structures relating to breathing and vocalization. This second edition features all-new illustrations that use a 3D digital model of the human anatomical form. The book's thoroughness, visual interest, and clear style make it ideal for students and teachers of the Alexander and Feldenkrais techniques as well as for practitioners of yoga, Pilates, martial arts, and dance.

Recognizing And Treating Breathing Disorders

Author: Leon Chaitow
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780702049804
Size: 35.24 MB
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This book is intended to help practitioners understand the causes and effects of disordered breathing and to provide strategies and protocols to help restore normal function. Fully updated throughout, this volume has been completely revised to guide the practitioner in the recognition of breathing pattern disorders and presents the latest research findings relating to the condition including a range of completely new techniques - many from an international perspective - to help restore and maintain normal functionality. Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the breathing techniques discussed in the book. Carefully prepared by a global team of renowned experts under the guidance of Leon Chaitow Focuses on practical, validated, and clinically relevant information Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding Contains clinical cases to ensure full comprehension of the topics explored Suitable for physiotherapists, manual therapists, physical therapists, osteopaths, osteopathic physicians and chiropractors, massage therapists, Pilates and yoga teachers & therapists, Tai chi and Feldenkrais practitioners, athletic coaches and voice-coaches Video clips on an associated website presents practical examples of the breathing techniques discussed in the book Includes the latest protocols on breathing rehabilitation Includes specialist chapters on breathing dysfunction associated with pain syndromes such as pain of pelvic origin and other unexplained medical conditions Discusses the use of capnography in assessment and rehabilitation Includes discussion of Vojta/Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Therapy