The Key Muscles of Yoga (Google eBook)

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Bandha Yoga Publications LLC, Aug 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 239 pages
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This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose.

Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilized. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

  

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Review: Scientific Keys: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (Scientific Keys #1)

User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

Total motivator to explore yoga poses deeper and excel for our greatest benefits at all levels Read full review

Review: Scientific Keys: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (Scientific Keys #1)

User Review  - Amanda (Amanda's Weekly Zen) - Goodreads

Fantastic book. Great illustrations and concise descriptions of the muscles in the poses. Both volumes are great tools for yoga instructors. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Fundamentals
8
Locations on the Body
9
Skeleton
10
Joints
22
Ligaments
26
Muscles and Tendons
35
Movement
44
Trapezius
139
Pectoralis Major Minor
144
Part Three The Shoulder Girdle and Upper Arms
151
Rhomboids
157
Serratus Anterior
162
Deltoids
167
Rotator Cuff
174
Biceps Brachii
185

Part One The Pelvic Girdle and Thighs
49
Iliopsoas
57
Gluteus Maximus
64
Gluteus Medius
69
Tensor Fascia Lata
74
Pectineus
79
Adductor Magnus
84
External Rotators
91
Quadriceps
96
Hamstrings
103
Part Two The Trunk
113
Abdominals
118
Back Muscles
128
Latissimus Dorsi
135
Triceps Brachii
190
Sternocleidomastoid
197
Lower Leg and Foot
202
Forearm and Hand
206
Myofascial and Organ Planes
210
The Breath Connection
212
Bandhas
220
Chakras
222
Putting It All Together
224
Appendix of Asanas
230
Index of Asanas
236
Index of Muscles
237
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About the author (2009)

Ray Long, MD FRCSC, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. He graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with postgraduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal, and Florida Orthopedic Institute.

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