Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends

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Bandha Yoga Publications LLC, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 219 pages
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Orthopaedic surgeon Ray Long blends modern science and the ancient art of hatha yoga to create an indispensable resource for every yoga practitioner -- from beginners to experts. A scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits. Specific anatomical descriptions highlight which muscles to activate in each pose, bringing the experience of the pose to new sensory heights. A novel approach to learning yoga poses: each of the four mat companions focuses on one type of yoga pose: standing poses, forward bends and hip openers, back bends and twists, and arm balances and inversions. The illustrations and descriptions describe the major movements that enable the poses, how to deepen the posture, and sequences of muscle activation. The concealed wire-bound pages make the books perfect mat resources during practice.
 

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Contents

HeadtoKnee Pose
114
Intense Stretch to the West Pose
122
Three Limbs Face One Foot Pose
128
Heron Pose
136
Halfound Lotus Forward Fold
144
Boat Pose
152
Both Feet BigToe Pose
160
Restorative Poses
168

Bandhas
15
The Bandha Yoga Codex
19
Hip Openers
25
Easy CrossLegged Pose
26
Bound Angle Pose
33
WideAngle Seated Forward Bend Pose
40
Sleeping BigToe Pose Version B
48
Sleeping BigToe Pose BentKnee Version
54
Sleeping BigToe Version A
60
Sleeping BigToe Pose Revolving Version
66
Tortoise Pose
74
Cross Bar of the Gate Pose
80
Monkey Pose
89
Lotus Pose
96
Forward Bends
105
Staff Pose
106
Corpse Pose
169
Movement Index
171
Movement Tables
176
Anatomy Index
183
Bones
184
Axial and Appendicular Skeletons
185
Muscles
186
Index of Muscles and Ligaments
212
Glossary of Terms
214
Sanskrit Pronunciation and Pose Index
217
English Pose Index
219
Contributors
221
About the Author
223
Back Cover
224
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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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