Leigh Brandon,Nicky Jenkins

Anatomy of Yoga for Posture & Health

Yoga is one of the most popular fitness, health and wellbeing pursuits in the world. With this book, the millions of yoga practitioners worldwide who practise the sport will benefit from seeing what happens inside their bodies when they assume yoga poses. “Anatomy of Yoga for Posture and Health” focuses on the benefits of yoga for improving posture and general health, and introduces the reader to a range of techniques chosen with these goals in mind. Its premise is the fact that good posture and spine strength lie at the core of the body's health, and this book will help you to achieve that through a better understanding of how your body works. The book is divided into five sections, each of which describe a different set of essential yoga poses targeting different areas of the musculoskeletal system. Each pose is illustrated with a detailed anatomical drawing showing exactly what is happening to the muscles and the skeleton during the move. Sure to be a valuable reference for yoga practitioners at every level, this book features everything readers need to know to use yoga to improve their posture and health, and to learn about its effects on their body.
333 printed pages



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    dmytrenkopwhas quoted9 months ago
    Muscles attach to bone via tendons. The attachment points are referred to as the origin and the insertion.

    The origin is the point of attachment that is proximal (closest to the root of a limb) or closest to the midline, or the centre of the body. It is usually the least moveable point, acting as the anchor in muscle contraction.
    b5385587203has quoted2 years ago
    • Come into an upright kneeling position, then take one leg forward so that both legs are at a 90 degree angle. Allow the front knee to move over the toes just slightly. Inhale.
    • As you exhale, draw the opposite leg’s heel to your bottom. Take hold of the foot with one hand and hold, drawing the navel into the

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