The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga Herbert David Coulter. 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.
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Excellent resource– something to keep and have on hand if pursuing yoga teaching. This is the book of the year, definitely not one you can read and forget about.
Postures for relaxation and meditation are treated last in chapter 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.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again. 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.
Anatomical illustrations were mostly helpful, and there were pictures of a variety of options for many poses. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
Feb 07, Chelsey Gribbon rated it it was amazing. But then again, I’m an anatomy nerd. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Standing postures will then coultwr 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.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter
Hatha yoga is comprised of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures. Account Options Sign in. 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 xnatomy in chapters 5, 6, and 7.
Not having a medical background, I found it useful to have the medical terminology explained which Coulter does neatly and in plain I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Chapter 2 is on breathing—both the musculature involved and the physiology of it.
Aug 22, Christina added it. The book is great, but describing exercise on paper often gets too abstract.
This book is written increadibly well. May 11, Bernie Gourley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Oct 14, Liz Filippone rated it it was amazing.
I wish there was a video series where everything would be shown practically. Account Options Sign in. There was no way for my brain to take it all in. So good that I will have to read it again. I happened to read this while anatpmy Anatomy And Physiology and it was the best study guide I had.
What did I like about it? My only complaints are it can be hard to find specific bits of information and davud can be a bit wordy at times. Coulter was an medical college anatomy professor and experienced yoga practitioner, so he is an expert on the subject.
Photos are clear, and diagrams straightforward. A reference for daily practice and a helping hand to any teacher. Open Preview See a Problem?
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
The headstand and shoulderstand, including an introduction to cardiovascular function, are presented in chapters 8 and 9. Some I found this book to be a useful manuel for learning specific postures that I have difficulty performing. 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 It will take months or even years to go through all the poses and learn to execute them correctly.
As a beginner at yoga and as someone with an analytical mind, I am finding this book more useful in helping me understand the what and why of the practice davir any other resource. This is not a book that can be read and understood in a week. Anztomy Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. It’s informative and even fascinating. Hattha of Hatha Yoga: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.
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