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gaialau2010-07-05 03:34:37 +0000 #1
I came across a great book on anatomy and yoga! They will also give you an amazing free poster when you purchase. It's written by an orthopedic surgeon and has over 500 detailed full color illustrations.

Check it out Bandha Yoga: Scientific Keys to Unlock the Practice of Hatha Yoga:
Mirjana2010-07-05 03:39:45 +0000 #2
I have this book and it's really fantastic.
InnerAthlete2010-07-05 04:05:37 +0000 #3
I looked at this online using the link provided.

On first glance it looks very interesting. I will more than likely buy it though I think its price is too high.

Maybe after a good look I'll have more to say about it.

One of my concerns with anatomy is that it can be taken too far (as can incense, or candles, or music, for that matter). We can become so focused on anatomy that it interferes with the practice. For most practitioners I wonder how important it is to know what muscle is the agonist to what other muscle. And my second concern is whether these images reflect all of the actions of the pose. If they do not then it's fertile ground for a student to use the book as it's only teacher and miss some of the engagement of the pose.

But this shall be revealed once I look through it. It looks amazing.
Mirjana2010-07-05 04:17:57 +0000 #4
I'm building up some basic understanding of a human body. This book mostely presents the muscles. Very clear and sistematic. It's equiped with lots of photos so it is easy to visualise. Also other details.

No I would or could not learn poses from this book. Was indeed expensive but it fulfilled my expectations.



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