Yoga Anatomy by Leslie KaminoffYoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

Yoga Anatomy

byLeslie Kaminoff, Amy Matthews

Paperback | October 28, 2011

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The best-selling anatomy guide for yoga is now updated, expanded, and better than ever!

With more asanas, vinyasas, full-color anatomical illustrations, and in-depth information, the second edition of YogaAnatomy provides you with a deeper understanding of the structures and principles underlying each movement and of yoga itself.

From breathing to inversions to standing poses, see how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints; how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness; and how the spine, breathing, and body position are all fundamentally linked.

Whether you are just beginning your journey or have been practicing yoga for years, Yoga Anatomy will be an invaluable resource—one that allows you to see each movement in an entirely new light.

With Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, authors Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, both internationally recognized experts and teachers in anatomy, breathing, and bodywork, have created the ultimate reference for yoga practitioners, instructors, and enthusiasts alike.

Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar, one of the world's foremost authorities on the therapeutic uses of yoga. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of individualized breath-cen...
Title:Yoga AnatomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 28, 2011Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1450400248

ISBN - 13:9781450400244

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Yoga Resource Leslie Kaminoff is a teacher's teacher and an anatomy expert, making this book essential reading for anyone interested in being a yoga teacher.
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helpful I use this to sequence my classes sometimes as a yoga teacher. I like that they go into detail about muscle groups that are being activated and stretched, and what happens to the body in certain poses. Definitely a great way to stay up to date with anatomy as a yoga teacher or student. There aren't too many poses in here, however all the basics are covered. I would love a second edition with even more poses. Still though, overall a very well developed, well presented read.
Date published: 2018-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very in-depth Great book for yoga instructors.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Very thorough and informative. One of my must haves and constant reference
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book ! One of my favorite go to yoga books for teaching xo
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best teaching resource I bought this book for my CYT Training and loved it! Best anatomy book i've found.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from just alright Great information in the beginning regarding bandhas and breath work. I didn't find that the asana component of it was easy to absorb. I have other yoga anatomy book that I prefer.
Date published: 2017-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad book There are other yoga anatomy books that I preferred over this one.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Patience This book is dry, it was amazing for ensuing naps BUT if you teach yoga, it's such a fantastic tool.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thorough Great for teacher training
Date published: 2012-10-15

Table of Contents




Chapter 1 Dynamics of Breathing

Chapter 2 Yoga and the Spine

Chapter 3 Skeletal System

Chapter 4 Muscular System

Chapter 5 Inside the Asanas

Chapter 6 Standing Poses

Chapter 7 Sitting Poses

Chapter 8 Kneeling Poses

Chapter 9 Supine Poses

Chapter 10 Prone Poses

Chapter 11 Arm Support Poses


Bibliography and Resources

Asana Indexes

Joint Index

Muscle Index

About the Authors

About the Illustrator