differing a bit from the other three books in this series, this book goes more in depth about the movement of muscles in a series of asanas rather than concentrating on individual postures. deconstructing common vinyasa sequences, this book shows the major muscles groups responsible for each series of movements and how to isolate them for increased effectiveness. it also shows the joint positions and ways to use them to guide your asana practice.
Anatomy For Hip Openers And Forward Bends
ever wonder what happens to your quadratis lumborus during a forward bend? well, you no longer have to remain in the dark on that subject. this guide to hip openers and forward bends will clue you in to that and much more. with beautiful, detailed illustrations, you get a sneak peak behind the scenes of many common yoga poses to see exactly what is stretching, what is flexing, and what is getting in the way. with step by step instructions, you'll be able to isolate and work with all of the major muscle systems that each asana deals with. you'll be able to really turn your mind inside and follow the flow of the dynamic of the pose, increase your body awareness, and facilitate therapeutic uses of yoga.
Anatomy For Backbends And Twists
if you've ever wondered what yoga looks like under the skin, now's your chance to find out. written specifically for yoga, this book shows exactly what happens when you get your body into your most stretchy positions. this part of the series focuses on the main backbends and twists and will teach you how to go deeper into asanas, how to balance your movements, and where all the structural interconnections are.
Anatomy For Arm Balances And Inversions
explore the inner realms of the most common arm balances and inversions. see important postures such as downward dog, headstand, crow pose, and plough like you've never seen them before - fully exposed. deconstruct the process of getting into and out of a posture and isolating muscle groups through specific contractions. with this book you'll be able to turn your mind inside and follow the flow of the dynamic of the pose, increase your body awareness, and facilitate therapeutic uses of yoga.
The Key Muscles Of Yoga Vol. 1
scientific keys volume i: through the fantastically well rendered, digital illustrations of chris macivor and the knowledgable and carefully chosen details described by ray long md frcsc, the key muscles of hatha yoga gives an accessible view of the key muscle groups in our body and how they operate during the practice of yoga. with over 650 full color illustrations covering over thirty key muscular areas, as well as, descriptions of biomechanics and information on the chakras, this book is a wonderful resource for learning anatomy as it applies to practicing yoga. it uses lay flat binding for easy use during practice and study.