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Title:
Anatomy, stretching & training for yoga : a step-by-step guide to getting the most from your yoga practice
Author:
Auman, Amy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Skyhorse, [2013].
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Hatha yoga is a system of physical yoga techniques. Hatha yoga, particularly asanas (the physical postures), is popular throughout the world as a set of physical exercises, and is now colloquially termed 'yoga'. But yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. Achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects: Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you. Warm-up stretches and why they are important. Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility. Details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Breathing Basics -- Full-Body Anatomy -- Warm-up, Resting & Rejuvenating Asanas -- Sukhasana -- Dandasana -- Agnistambhasana -- Virasana -- Adho Mukha Svanasana -- Uttana Shishosana -- Urdhva Hastasana -- Balasana -- Apanasana -- Savasana -- Standing & Balancing Asanas -- Tadasana -- Vrksasana -- Utkatasana -- Parivrtta Utkatasana -- Malasana -- Garudasana -- Trikonasana -- Utthita Parsvakonasana -- Anjaneyasana -- Virabhadrasana I -- Virabhadrasana II -- Virabhadrasana III -- High Lunge -- Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana -- Ardha Chandrasana -- Parivrtta Trikonasana -- Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana -- Forward Bends -- Uttanasana to Ardha Uttanasana -- Baddha Konasana -- Janu Sirsasana -- Prasarita Padottanasana -- Upavistha Konasana -- Parsvottanasana -- Yoga Backbends -- Marjaryasana to Bitilasana -- Bhujangasana -- Urdhva Mukha Svanasana -- Salabhasana -- Matsyasana -- Setu Bandhasana -- Supta Virasana -- Ardha Bhekasana -- Dhanurasana.

Contents note continued: Urdhva Dhanurasana -- Utrasana -- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana -- Natarajasana -- Seated Asanas & Twists -- Marichyasana III -- Bharadvajasana I -- Jathara Parivartanasana -- Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana -- Ardha Matsyendrasana -- Gomukhasana -- Paripurna Navasana -- Padmasana -- Hanumanasana -- Arm Supports & Inversions -- Plank Pose to Chaturanga Dandasana -- Vasisthasana -- Purvottanasana -- Halasana -- Salamba Sarvangasana -- Salamba Sirsasana -- Bakasana -- Parsva Bakasana -- Astavakrasana -- Yoga Flows -- Surya Namaskara A -- Surya Namaskara B -- Beginner Yoga Flow -- Intermediate Yoga Flow -- Advanced Yoga Flow.
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ISBN:
9781628736373
Format :
Book

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Summary

With training tips, exercises, and injury remedies, this is an essential book for every yogi and instructor!

Yoga is more than just an exercise; it's a way of spiritual living that has been growing in popularity throughout the years. But nothing ruins the tranquility of yoga faster than an unfortunate injury. Yoga focuses on almost every muscle in the body, from the core of the abdomen, to the muscles of the back, right down to the delicate muscles in the neck. All of these are prone to injury, and all of those injuries can keep you off the mat. That's why every yogi needs Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga . Amy Auman and Lisa Purcell provide expert advice on how to achieve perfect flexibility while minimizing injury, with tools and training on the following subjects:

* Finding the proper equipment: which mat works best for you
* Warm-up stretches and why they are important
* Corrective exercises to improve your balance and flexibility
* Step-by-step photos
* And much more!

Anatomy, Stretching & Training for Yoga details how to achieve each pose, or asana, and properly align your body to begin a daily routine that will provide you with a calm focus while improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. A handy guide lets you know which muscles are the main targets of each asana, each asana's benefits and cautions, and tips on perfecting your form. Here you'll find all the information you need to help you avoid common injuries and become the best yogi you can be!


Author Notes

Lisa Purcell is a New York City book designer, editor, and writer. A graduate of Princeton University, she specializes in health and fitness books.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Breathing Basicsp. 10
Full-Body Anatomyp. 14
Warm-up, Resting & Rejuvenating Asanasp. 17
Sukhasanap. 18
Dandasanap. 19
Agnistambhasanap. 20
Virasanap. 21
Adho Mukha Svanasanap. 22
Uttana Shishosanap. 23
Urdhva Hastasanap. 24
Balasanap. 25
Apanasanap. 26
Savasanap. 27
Standing & Balancing Asanasp. 29
Tadasanap. 30
Vrksasanap. 32
Utkatasnnap. 34
Parivrtta Utkatasanap. 36
Malasanap. 38
Garudasenap. 40
Trikonasanap. 42
Uahita Parsvakonasanap. 44
Anjaneyasanap. 46
Virabhadrasana Ip. 48
Virabhadrasana IIp. 50
Virabhadrasana IIIp. 52
High Lungep. 54
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasanap. 56
Ardha Chandrasanap. 58
Parivrita Trikonasanap. 60
Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasanap. 62
Forward Bendsp. 65
Uttanasana to Ardha Uttanasanap. 66
Baddha Konasanap. 68
Janu Sirsasanap. 70
Prasarita Padottanasanap. 72
Upavistha Konasanap. 74
Parsvottanasanap. 76
Yoga Backbendsp. 79
Marjaryasana to Bitilasanap. 80
Bhujangasanap. 82
Urdhva Mukha Svanasanap. 84
Salabhasanap. 86
Matsyasanap. 88
Setu Bandhasanap. 90
Supta Virasanap. 92
Ardha Bhekasanap. 94
Dhanurasanap. 96
Urdhva Dhanurasanap. 98
Utrasanap. 100
Eka Pada Bajakapotasanap. 102
Natarajasanap. 104
Seated Asanas & Twistsp. 107
Marichyasana IIIp. 108
Bharadvajasana Ip. 110
Jathara Parivartanasanap. 112
Parivrtta Janu Sirsasanap. 114
Ardha Matsyendrasanap. 116
Gomukhasanap. 118
Paripurna Navasanap. 120
Padmasanap. 122
Hanumanasanap. 124
Arm Supports & Inversionsp. 127
Plank Pose to Chaturanga Dandasanap. 128
Vasisthasanap. 130
Purvottanasanap. 132
Halasanap. 134
Salamba Sarvangasanap. 136
Salamba Sirsasanap. 138
Bakasanap. 140
Parsva Bakasanap. 142
Astavakrasanap. 144
Yoga Flowsp. 147
Surya Namaskara Ap. 148
Surya Namaskara Bp. 150
Beginner Yoga Flowp. 152
Intermediate Yoga Flowp. 154
Advanced Yoga Flowp. 156
Index of English Namesp. 158
Creditsp. 160
About the Authorsp. 160

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