The Key Muscles of Yoga

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Bandha Yoga Publications, Aug 1, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 239 pages
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This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose.

Volume I of the series describes the key muscles of hatha yoga and how they are utilized. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

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User Review  - gratefulyoga - LibraryThing

Remarkable computer-generated graphics show muscle positions and functions with great clarity. It suggests that the chakras are associated with different spinal nerves. Not as much mechanical detail as "Anatomy of Movement", but the pictures are very cool. Read full review

Great Reference!!!

User Review  - jensengbyog - Overstock.com

Im a yoga instructor and one of the hardest things in my opinion is knowing what someone else might be feeling in a pose. This book is a great guide to gain an understanding for what a pose stretches ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Ray Long, MD FRCSC, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. He graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with postgraduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal, and Florida Orthopedic Institute.

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