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By H. David Coulter

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the one glossy authoritative resource that correlates the research of hatha yoga with anatomy and body structure. Hatha yoga is constituted of stretching, strengthening and respiring workouts in upright, mendacity down and inverted postures. Yoga lecturers and scholars, own running shoes, scientific therapists, or someone who's curious or afflicted approximately how the physique responds to stretching and workout will locate during this ebook a cornucopia -- partially new and partially outdated -- of readable and trustworthy details. It used to be written and edited to fulfill the wishes of a common viewers mostly unschooled within the biomechanical sciences, and but to draw and problem the pursuits of the scientific career. This ebook gains 230 black and white images and greater than one hundred twenty diagrams and anatomical illustrations.
Chapter 1 summarizes basic ideas of anatomy and body structure as utilized to hatha yoga. respiring is subsequent in bankruptcy 2 simply because yogic respiring expedites circulation and posture. respiring is by way of pelvic and belly routines in bankruptcy three as the pelvis and stomach shape the basis of the physique. status postures will then be coated in bankruptcy four simply because those poses are so vital for starting scholars, and since they supply a preview of backbending, ahead bending, and twisting postures, that are lined intimately in chapters five, 6, and seven. The headstand and shoulderstand, together with an creation to cardiovascular functionality, are offered in chapters eight and nine. Postures for leisure and meditation are taken care of final in bankruptcy 10.
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