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Winner of the 2002 Benjamin Franklin Award in the category of Health, Wellness, and Nutrition, this authoritative book correlates the practice and discipline of yoga with modern anatomy and physiology. 230 photographs. 120+ diagrams & anatomical illustrations.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Yoga teachers and students, personal trainers, medical therapists, or anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia -- partly new and partly old -- of readable and reliable information. It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. This book features 230 black and white photographs and more than 120 diagrams and anatomical illustrations.
The only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology, this book is ideal for anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise. 230 photographs. 120+ diagrams & anatomical illustrations.
Coulter, who received a PhD in anatomy in 1968, and has taught in numerous contexts since then, has also been a student of yoga since the 1970s. Here he conjoins his two areas of expertise. After discussion of basic premises regarding yoga practice focusing attention, becoming aware of breath, movin
Includes bibliographical references (p. 607-609) and index.