In Yogabody, author Judith Hanson Lasater writes, You can t fully understand the dynamic movement of asana without first understanding the basic structure of the human body Drawing on almost40 years experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, she focuses here on macroanatomy and kinesiology in relationship to asana practice and teaching Organized into five parts the locomotor system, the vertebral column, the lower extremity, the trunk, and the upper extremity, Yogabody covers the body s bones, joints, connective tissue, nerves, and muscles This valuable guide builds on what yoga teachers already know and enables them to quickly decide what might help their students move with enjoyment and less difficulty It helps yoga students understand how their own body functions Packed with color anatomical drawings, black and white diagrammatic asana illustrations, and helpful charts, Yogabody is the Gray s Anatomy for yoga teachers and students....
|Title||:||Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Rodmell Press Auflage Original 1 Mai 2009|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Seiten|
|File Size||:||878 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana Reviews
Auf dieses Anatomiebuch für Yogis möchte ich nicht mehr verzichten.Was der Titel verspricht, hält das Buch auch:J.H.Lasater vermittelt hierin ein tiefes Verständnis der Bewegungsabläufe und ihrer Anatomie in den Asanas. Als Yogalehrerin mit 30jähriger Erfahrung gibt sie viele einleuchtende Hinweise, die sich in der Praxis bestens bewähren. Sie vermitteln einfach die Grundlage für den achtsamen Umgang in der Yogapraxis. Auch die Anatomieabbildungen sind hervorragend - z.B. als Anschauungsmaterial im Yogaunterricht klärend. Was dieses Buch von anderen Yogabüchern unterscheidet ist die sehr verständliche, systematische Aufarbeitung und damit leichte Übertragung auf die Yogapraxis.
I recommend anything by this author. Her medical background and yoga expertise combine to provide a wealth of information. Her goal is to help you know your body and learn about yourself through movement and yoga. All of her books have an inviting, relaxing, and reflective tone that soothes as you read. Her books can also be interactive. In a learn by doing manner, you can practice poses and meditations through her guided instruction. As a student of yoga, her books are front and center in my library.
The applied practices are great, but the content for me was hard to get through I am a new yoga student and was looking for a good anatomy reference. While the content is great it felt like a textbook and that wasn't what I was looking for. I will definitely study it further when I am more experienced.
some reviewers found typos and errors in attachment points of muscles etc.. some found it hard going thru the descriptive anatomy sectionsusing physio-terminologies and correct asana names in sanskrit..these are valid concerns and could sink an ordinary work..however, descriptions of applied practice and teaching are given in plainenglish anyone can follow and understand.. the object obviously is toteach the subject to serious readers a genuine interest..so perhaps it isnt suitable for most novices or those seeking a beginners guide to basic yoga.. then again, yoga itself isnt for everybody..this is an A4+ sized book of over 200pages with comprehensive index..solid paperback with strong pages printed in california..references to specialist material subject by subject thru the book..text is clear and readable without my reading glasses..handles like a good heavy magazine type publication..it arrived [in australia] well packed ahead of timefor about $20.. thats serious value in quality reading..body sections are covered, comprehensively, from the anatomyto applied practice and applied teaching [theres a hint]..despite some reviewers rejecting the presentation i found the clearink drawings with colors to be easily digestible and excellent..within descriptions of anatomy, movement, asanas etc there is a wealthof information not usually provided.. i found it interesting the sectionon the sacrum and sacro-illiac joint [often overlooked] includingeg, that hormonal changes due to menstruation, pregnancy, lactationsoften the female sacral ligaments responsible for joint support..that the female joint has a smaller and flatter surface for joint articulation..that the female joint articulates at only two segments with the pelvis[instead of three for the male].. given the structure and nature ofthis 'wedge' joint which is pushed down into the pelvis when standingby weight of the torso, this explains one reason my teachers oftenadvise menstruating or pregnant or lactating women to considervariations in some asanas, such as some inversions etc..these few hints cant really serve as a complete review of this work..it is a self evident attempt at a definitive textbook of its kind..i have no hesitation in recommending it to any serious yoga studentor yoga teacher or for that matter medical professionals seekingan understanding of postural and movement anatomy in hatha yoga..despite typos etc, it must get the 5 stars..
I've got some keen insights on shoulder movement processes. There is a whole lot of information in this book and I have merely scratched the surface and dug deep in just a few places.Yoga practice is enhanced the more you know about how you're 'self-assembled' as noted in Yoga, Fascia Anatomy and Movement by Joanne Sarah Avison.Judith asks you make this subject a lifetime endeavor and I can see why she means it.
This is a phenomenal anatomy book. I've never been great at anatomy, but this book is easy to understand and well-written. I'm very happy I purchased it!