Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

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Rodmell Press, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 210 pages
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In Yogabody, author Judith Hanson Lasater writes, "You can't fully understand the dynamic movement of asana without first understanding the basic structure of the human body." Drawing on almost 40 years' experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, she focuses here on macroanatomy and kinesiology in relationship to asana practice and teaching. Organized into five parts — the locomotor system, the vertebral column, the lower extremity, the trunk, and the upper extremity, Yogabody covers the body's bones, joints, connective tissue, nerves, and muscles. This valuable guide builds on what yoga teachers already know and enables them to quickly decide what might help their students move with more enjoyment and less difficulty. It helps yoga students understand how their own body functions. Packed with color anatomical drawings, black-and-white diagrammatic asana illustrations, and helpful charts, Yogabody is the Gray's Anatomy for yoga teachers and students.
  

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Review: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

This book is amazing and one I pick up every now and then when I'm wondering about a pose or, for instance, what to do about hyperextending. That said, I tried to read it before taking Anatomy and ... Read full review

Review: Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Lasater's knowledge as a physical therapist and years of experience teaching yoga combine beautifully here, creating a must-have educational tool for yoga teachers and serious practitioners. Being ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Part One
3
Part Two
31
Part Three
91
Part Four
133
Part Five
151
About the Author
193
From the Publisher
195
Index
197
Copyright

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