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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BOOK REVIEW: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter | the !n(tro)verted yogi
It will take months or even years to go through all the poses and learn to execute them correctly. The author explains connections between all anatomical structures and how they affect body systems and overall health of a person. No eBook available Amazon. It is written like a college textbook – you have to be wide awake to read this one! My only wish is that the author include more sections to cover forearm balances and handstands Who doesn’t like coloring books?
This book is written increadibly well. We become familiar with each pose very deeply, down to each muscle, each bone and tendon used. If you do yoga or are thinking about it, this is a great reference book to see what yoga is doing for your body.
The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Open Preview See a Problem? The author bring the discipline of a scientist and the devotion of a yogi to this wonderful text.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. So good that I will have to read it again. Although I have previously taught a high school anatomy and physiology course, I still had to rely on YouTube to finally enlighten me as to what mutation and counter-nutation movements were, for example. It’s informative and even fascinating.
A lot of yoga anatomy books stick exclusively to yoba musculo-skeletal system. May 22, Jenae rated it it was amazing. Coulter was an medical college anatomy professor and experienced yoga practitioner, so he is an expert on the subject.
Lists with This Book. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. I expected this to be a book with a dozens of poses, dagid one accompanied by anatomical drawings.
Timothy Mccall Foreword by. Nov 18, Amanda rated it really liked it Shelves: Chapter 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga.
Think of the most obscure question about a pose, this book won’t be stumped. The Vestibular System Sight and Touch.
A good anatomy book, actually is my first one but I found a little too much technical and haths some points was way too much for me, I’m an intermediate level yoga student and maybe with the fact that actually I never took part on a teacher training camp was way too much detailed for me, at my level, even I have been doing yoga for 5 years, and I think is too much for beginners, I don’t recommend it for them, but this is my personal opinion!
So much detail, so interesting, and great illustrations! The newer version has colour-coded pictures, which are more coulher than black and white. I understand so much more about how my body functions in terms of movement and its many systems. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. off
Apr 27, Janel rated it it was amazing. Jul 25, Laura added it. Anatomical illustrations were mostly helpful, and there were pictures of a variety of options for many poses.
Standing postures will then be covered in chapter 4 because annatomy 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. Chapter 2 is on breathing–both the musculature involved and the physiology of it. The rest of the chapters are on core exercises, standing postures, back bends, forward bends, twists, headstands, shoulder-stands, and meditative postures, respectively.
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Jul 05, Amberjack rated it really liked it. Oct 02, Kristin rated it liked it Recommends it for: The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at anztomy same time honouring its traditions.
It is not a quick light read and you will need access to a dictionary of medical terms but every page every sentece is a Coulter received a Ph.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Breathing is followed by pelvic and abdominal exercises in chapter 3 because the pelvis and abdomen form the foundation of the body. Coulter has been practicing yoga since As I say, I found this book to be tremendously informative. Photos are clear, and diagrams straightforward.