Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. H. David Coulter, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates. 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. David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages . H. David Coulter. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with H. David Coulter.

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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter

Scientific Keys, Volume I. Hatha yoga is comprised of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures.

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What did I like about it? Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Knowing the anatomy of hatha yoga gives you the advantage of being able to visualize what’s happening to the body during asanas. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The headstand and shoulderstand, including an introduction to cardiovascular function, are presented in chapters 8 and 9. Developing a Personal Practice. Sometimes you have to put the book down and get into a Yoga pose; think really hard about what you just read Apr 03, Robyn Okrant rated it it was amazing.

The rest of the chapters are on core exercises, standing postures, back bends, forward bends, twists, headstands, shoulder-stands, and meditative postures, respectively. As I say, I found this book to be tremendously informative. Account Options Sign in. Get to Know Us. A great resource for my “Experiential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers” class.


May 11, Bernie Gourley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anatomy of Hatha H.dafid –revised and updated with full color illustrations and photos–is the most comprehensive and authoritative work available correlating the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. My only wish is that the author include m I kid you not, after practicing for months with nothing much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.

It cooulter written and anatpmy to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled anqtomy the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession.

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 skilled students.

The author expounded on the anatomy and fundamentals, as well as the correct techniques and obstacles for numerous standing, back-bending, forward-bending, and twisting postures. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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This will be a great reference to me in my own practice of yoga and as I become a teacher. This is for a student who wants to know more.

One person found this helpful. I will recommend that this book be added to the course material, either as a required text or a reserve resource for students. The book is unique in the literature, combining the breadth and depth of a textbook with the readability, humor and flow of the great science writers of our time, while bridging the gap between biomedicine and complementary medicine.


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The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures. As a student, a practitioner, and one of qnatomy 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. Chapter 2 is on breathing–both the musculature involved and b physiology of it.

There does seem to be a great deal of interesting information here just not what I wanted at this point. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

On a few topics that I thought I had some special, personal knowledge on, he is right there putting my experience into a broader context. Details Customers who bought this item also bought Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 This shopping feature will continue to load items. Standing postures will then be covered in chapter 4 because these poses are so important for beginning students, and because they provide a preview of backbending, forward bending, and twisting postures, which are covered in detail in chapters 5, 6, and 7.

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