Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses

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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

Chair Pose
82
Extended Triagle Pose
89
Warrior II Pose
94
Extended Lateral Angle Pose
103
HalfMoon Pose
108
Intense SideStretch Pose
114
Warrior I Pose
120
Warrior III Pose
128

Facilitated Stretches
16
The Bandha Yoga Codex
21
Vinyasa Flow
27
Mountain Pose
32
Intense ForwardBending Pose
34
Four LimbStaff Pose
36
Upward Facing Dog Pose
38
Downward Facing Dog Pose
40
Jumping Through
42
Standing Poses
44
Hip Openers and Forward Bends
46
Backbends and Twists
48
Arm Balances and Inversions
50
Halasana and Shoulder Stand
52
Standing Poses
55
Mountain Pose
56
Intense ForwardBending Pose
64
Tree Pose
71
Standing BigToe Hold Pose
76
Revolving Triangle Pose
134
Revolving Lateral Angle Pose
140
Revolving HalfMoon Pose
146
Spread Feet IntenseStretch Pose
154
Eagle Pose
160
Restorative Poses
168
LegsUptheWall 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
Back Cover
221
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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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