Yoga Mat Companion 1: Standing Poses

February 4, 2018 - Comment

An amazing blend of modern science and yoga, this four book series is our most popular book buy for yoga teachers and trainees. Orthopedic surgeon Ray Long has created a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, he describes the correct positioning of

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An amazing blend of modern science and yoga, this four book series is our most popular book buy for yoga teachers and trainees. Orthopedic surgeon Ray Long has created a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, he describes the correct positioning of hatha yoga poses (asanas) and their benefits. Specific anatomical descriptions highlight which muscles to activate in each pose, bringing the experience of the pose to new sensory heights. A novel approach to learning yoga poses: each of the four mat companions focuses on one type of asanae: standing poses, forward bends and hip openers, back bends and twists, and arm balances and inversions. The illustrations and descriptions describe the major movements that enable the poses, how to deepen the posture, and sequences of muscle activation. The concealed wire-bound pages make the books perfect mat resources during practice. Look inside! Click here.

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michael claydon says:

but easy to understand and very practical I originally bought this book in kindle form. This book relies a lot on the colour pictures, which are not available on kindle and the difficulty of flipping backwards and forwards to check certain details in other chapters is also difficult on kindle. The illustrations on kindle are small and it is difficult to see the detail. So I decided to spend the money to get a paperback version. It was pricey, but well worth the expense. This is a very detailed book, but easy to understand and very practical. I am amazed at how it explains the use of muscles and their control in the asanas. I have many yoga books, but this series is unique.. Excellent reference book and aid to achieving the postures and vinyasa. I will be getting the complete series, because these books are absolutely brilliant. I was put off initially by the price, and that is why I tried the kindle version first. Exceptionally good in paperback form, and well worth the expense.

Emma Gurhy says:

Clear and attainable with excellent diagrams. Goes into enough details to make it … Clear and attainable with excellent diagrams. Goes into enough details to make it relevant and useful without bombarding you with unnecessary information. Best yoga anatomy books I have come across, shame they are so expensive though.

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