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Muscle Book
Muscle Book
(Paul Blakey)
An essential reference for all yoga teachers. This spiralbound edition identifies all the major muscles of the body and shows how they work. Simply and effectively illustrated.
 

 
Introduction to the Human Body
The Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology [Hardcover]
(Gerard J. Tortora / Bryan H. Derrickson)
This hardback book (illustrated) comprehensively covers anatomy and physiology of the human body.
Introduction to the Human Body
 

 
Stretching without Pain
Stretching without Pain
(Paul Blakey)
Clearly written, giving a thorough overview of the principles of stretching. An excellent book for student yoga teachers.
 

 
Yoga Anatomy
(Leslie Kaminoff)
From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked. Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.
Yoga Anatomy
 

 
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga
A Manual for Students, Teachers and Practitioners
(David Coulter)
Written clearly and simply, this book will help the serious yoga practitioner and yoga teacher to deepen their understanding of their physical work. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga begins with an in-depth description of the musculo-skeletal system and the nervous system. There is then a long section on the physiology of breathing and analysis of various pranayamas and their effects.  All the following chapters deal with groups of postures, such as standing asanas, twists, backbends, inversions etc. The final chapter covers relaxation and meditation.
 

 

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