Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. However, David Coulter (whom I worked with at the International Himalayan Institute for Yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages.
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Very good descriptions of poses, and pictures of modifications.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Oh, and get thyself to a yoga class! I understand so much more about how my body functions in terms of movement and its many systems. Mar 03, Deanna rated it really liked it. This will be a great reference to me in my own practice of yoga and as I become a teacher. A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. Overall, I recommend this book to everyone who is interested in yoga and wants to gain all the physical benefits from doing it properly!
I find both anatomy and Yoga fascinating so it’s a wonderful resource that will give you a thorough understanding of the inner-workings of the human body in many interesting positions. Jun 21, Kimz Zahour rated it really liked it Shelves: If you could only read 25 books in your entire life this would be one of them. This book is not exactly a page turner, but it is definitely my most used reference book for understanding the body, how hatha yoga can strengthen your anatomical functions and keeps all those feel good hormones and chemicals healthy and busy.
Aug 14, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The ten chapters of the book are mostly divided up by classes of posture asana. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
The author identifies the muscles and joints that are stretched in various poses, and suggests realistic goals for beginners, intermediate, and advanced yoga enthusiasts.
A reference for daily practice and a helping hand to any teacher. As a student, a practitioner, and one of the lucky ones with chronic, mystery diseases, this is my go to book when working on specific areas of pain, such as my sacral lumbar and coccyx areas. What a great resource. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions.
Coulter calls it hatha yoga only, but in order to practice all branches of the yoga tree, hatha yoga is the branch that ties it all together and makes it possible to practice all aspects of yoga.
The instructions are so detailed that you sometimes get lost and need to read them over and over again because they are filled with anatomical terms taught at medical school. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.
I’ve address several students’ questions with it. Some of the descriptions of movements were highly technical, and difficult for me to comprehend. The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures. What I got was almost no pictures at all. Some Yoga manuals can be overly academic whilst others, hardly touching on the science of Yoga.
In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well. Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive.
The human body, as with most mammals, has too many parts to attempt even just a skeletal outline in a mere page. Nov 28, Justin added it.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter
In fact, Harha is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well. There does seem to be a great deal of interesting information here just not what I anaotmy at this point.
Chapter 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. Amazingly in-depth analysis of the effects of yoga on breathing, musculature, and the nervous system.
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Just for this I give a 3 Stars. What did I like about it?
What did I like about it? Good for yoga teacher or students who want to deepen their knowledge. It is written like a college textbook – you have to be wide awake to read this one! Oct 02, Kristin rated it liked it Recommends it for: There was no way for my brain to take it all in.
Excellent resource– something to keep and have on hand if pursuing yoga teaching. Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals with limits, as well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or yota students. So good that I will have to read it again.
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