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. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. However, David Coulter (whom I worked with at the International Himalayan Institute for Yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages.
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Chapters included most of the exercises I have experienced in my yoga class, so I read them completely.
A must-have reference book for any hatha yoga teacher. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I kid you not, after practicing for months with clulter much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.
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 Preview — Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. Anatomt is next in chapter 2 because yogic breathing expedites movement and posture.
Excellent resource– something to keep and have on hand if pursuing yoga teaching. Account Options Sign in. Amazingly in-depth analysis of the effects of yoga on breathing, musculature, and the nervous system. To ask other readers questions about Anatomy of Hatha Yogaplease sign up. Mar 16, Lewis added it Recommends it for: The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures.
This book is written increadibly well. A lot of yoga anatomy books stick exclusively to the musculo-skeletal system.
My only complaints are it can be hard to find specific bits of information and it can be a bit wordy at times. Very good descriptions of poses, and pictures of modifications. The book is written in a highly professional and detailed way. There was no way for my brain to take it all in.
Return to Book Page. Hatha yoga is comprised of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures. There does seem to be a great deal of interesting information here just not what I wanted at this point. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
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May 11, Bernie Gourley rated it it was amazing Recommends hahha for: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But then again, I’m an anatomy nerd. The instructions are so detailed that you sometimes get lost and need to read them over and over again beca This book is like a diamond found at the junk yard of superficial “oh-so-spiritual” New Age literature.
kf Coulter has been practicing yoga since This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We become familiar with each pose very deeply, down to each muscle, each bone and tendon used.
BOOK REVIEW: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter | the !n(tro)verted yogi
My only wish is that the ykga include m I kid you not, after practicing for months with nothing much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.
It is an indepth view of the body from the perspective of a yogi. 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 than any other resource. Oct 22, Michele rated it really liked it.
The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners
I readily admit I haven’t ygoa the book in it’s entirety, but that’s because it is the most in depth description of anatomy, what happens to that anatomy physiologically as well during a yogasana, discusses various physical conditions and how to work within your limits and which asanas to focus on if you are rehabilitating yourself, or just for self improvement. Description This is the first complete authoritative source combining the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology.
If you do yoga or are thinking about it, this is a great reference book to see what yoga is doing for your body.