Functional Anatomy Of Yoga

Author: David Keil
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
ISBN: 9781905367467
Size: 78.67 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem. This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear. The underlying theme of the book is integration. David Keil outlines how yoga teachers and practitioners can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy as they approach the larger scheme of yoga. How do the supposed "parts and pieces" of the body synchronize to support integrated movement? Finally, how do the various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy? Not only is David Keil an authority on the subject of anatomy, but he also has the wisdom and first-hand experience of a skilled yoga teacher and practitioner. He has been presenting the subject of anatomy in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and applicable to teachers and students alike since 2000. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images and photographs to clearly explain the concepts and asanas, Functional Anatomy of Yoga will assist you in reaching new heights in your yoga practice using the "laboratory" of the body and the tools of yoga asana. David brought his unique style and ability to make anatomical concepts simple, to the yoga world in 2008, with the creation of the YogAnatomy DVD series.

Exam Prep For Functional Anatomy Of Yoga A Guide For

Author: David Mason
Publisher: Rico Publications
Size: 71.98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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5,600 Exam Prep questions and answers. Ebooks, Textbooks, Courses, Books Simplified as questions and answers by Rico Publications. Very effective study tools especially when you only have a limited amount of time. They work with your textbook or without a textbook and can help you to review and learn essential terms, people, places, events, and key concepts.

Anatomy Of Hatha Yoga

Author: David Coulter
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120819764
Size: 49.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

A Journey In The Heart

Author: Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480942146
Size: 13.58 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Journey in the Heart By: Christine Apter, PhD, ERYT 500 This book is meant to be an organized curriculum that takes a student beyond the foundational philosophy, anatomy, technical aspects, and teaching methodology developed from many advanced yoga teacher training workshops. The basics of yoga teaching with the standards of Yoga Alliance are not covered in this text. It is designed as a manual intended to meet the criteria for 300 hours of knowledge and practice above and beyond what is taught in basic yoga teacher training. A deep desire and enthusiasm for the teaching is perhaps a more important criterion for the aspiration to dive deeper. To be proficient in teaching and practicing, it takes thousands of hours and perhaps decades of committed work. The art and science of yoga teaching and practice come together with the flexible format surrounding factual structure presented in this book. Rather than an authoritative tool, this manual is fashioned to be a framework for the creative work it takes to teach yoga and practice deeper. The reader is encouraged to build upon the information and inspiration and to be creative and innovative with the material.

Pilates Method

Author: Debbie Lawrence
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408109565
Size: 29.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Concise Book Of Yoga Anatomy

Author: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583949844
Size: 44.60 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.


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Format: PDF
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Understanding The Pelvis

Author: Eric Franklin
ISBN: 9781492589624
Size: 23.13 MB
Format: PDF
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All yoga teachers use cues as they teach their classes. But sometimes those cues can be vague, misleading, or even anatomically incorrect. That makes Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga a vital resource for yoga instructors and practitioners. "Yoga teachers need to cue, and yogis need to have a clear focus as they practice," says author Eric Franklin, who has been sharing imagery techniques in his teaching for more than 30 years. "Many cues sound anatomical but are actually personal opinions that have become commonplace to the point that people think they are general truths. Imagery and cues are supposed to improve our practice, but sometimes they actually have the opposite effect." In the first part of the book, Franklin and coauthor Alison Wesley dispel the misconceptions surrounding the biomechanics of the pelvis, using an evidence-based scientific perspective to teach how the pelvic bones move. In the second part, readers will apply that knowledge through the practice of 26 asanas (exercises) that are designed to improve pelvic function and yoga technique. The asanas are accompanied by 66 full-color illustrations that clearly show proper technique and bring the exercises to life. Franklin uses his famed Franklin Method, which combines movement, imagery, and touch, to help practitioners learn--or relearn, if necessary--correct techniques to maximize pelvic function. Understanding the Pelvis offers a concise, clear, and authoritative treatise on the functioning of the pelvis in yoga. Through this book, instructors and practitioners will be able to do the following: Improve their own yoga practice and, in the case of instructors, the practice of those they teach Understand how proper pelvic movement can improve performance See how the pelvic muscles and joints work together and how the pelvis interacts with surrounding muscle groups Comprehend the function and movement of the pelvis and pelvic floor The book delves into the art of cueing and mental imagery, two tools that are critical to both instructors and practitioners. "A teacher can make an enormous difference in the progress of students if he or she understands how cueing works best," Franklin says. "To provide anatomical cues, it's not enough to understand the location and names of structures; you also need to understand their function." Through this book, teachers will be able to provide more anatomically accurate cues, and they will learn to use mental imagery effectively to inform movement. "Imagery activates brain areas that overlap with the areas activated during the physical execution of the movement," Franklin says. "Imagery has a training effect on the brain, just as movement does on the body." It is the marriage of correct anatomical functioning and the practice of mental imagery that makes the Franklin Method so powerful. Understanding the Pelvis: A Functional Approach to Yoga will help instructors and practitioners--including athletes, dancers, and other artists--safely and effectively use the pelvis in yoga. The ability to correctly use anatomical cues and guide yogis through their movements will provide instructors with a new level of confidence and expertise in their workshops and classes, and it will give practitioners the knowledge they need to avoid injury and fully enjoy the benefits of yoga.

Netter S Moving Anatome E Book

Author: Stephanie Marango
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323567304
Size: 25.82 MB
Format: PDF
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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.