Applied Anatomy & Physiology Of Yoga

56838b19e8a2f.jpg Author Bianca Machliss and Simon Borg-Olivier
Isbn 978-1921080005
File size 78.5 MB
Year 2011
Pages 471
Language English
File format PDF
Category Healthcare

Book Description:

Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga is highly recommended to yoga teachers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and yoga practitioners.

As a physical therapist and a long time Iyengar yoga practitioner myself, I searched for a book that would help me analyse yoga postures anatomically, biomechanically and therapeutically. When I was introduced to an earlier version of this book I was amazed at its accuracy and application to therapy; but the improvements made in this current edition make it an even more effective reference book. As a physical therapist I own many other anatomy and physiology books, which I use when researching a topic. When cross-referencing information in Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga I found the accuracy and comprehensiveness to be excellent compared with other yoga anatomy books currently on the market, which include many inaccuracies.

Co-written by physiotherapists and yoga teachers, Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy)and Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy), 'Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga'includes recent and previously unpublished research into the science of hatha yoga and yoga therapy.

The effects of yoga on each part of the body are explained with thorough analysis and explanations of asanas, vinyasas, bandhas, mudras and kriyas.

Using basic principles of biomechanics and neurophysiology, this book explains how to improve strength, flexibility and fitness while maintaining joint stability and minimising risk of injury.

This comprehensive text includes hundreds of photographs, diagrams and tables, and is a practical, useful and informative guide for teachers and students of all styles of yoga.


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