Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice
Paperback – Illustrated, 8 January 2019
by Ann Swanson (Author)
- Publisher : DK; Annotated edition (8 January 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 146547935X
- ISBN-13 : 9781465479358
- Item Weight : 771 g
- Dimensions : 19.69 x 1.78 x 23.34 cm
Master your yoga asanas with confidence and ease! Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle.
Scientific principles and evidence have demystified so much of the practice. It is impossible to deny the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Delve into the science behind your favorite yoga poses with this easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide.
Perfect for yogis of all levels, this reference book is an in-depth look at your physiology to help you understand how yoga works, and how to practice it safely for the best results. Find out how the spine, breathing and body position are all fundamentally linked. See how specific muscles respond to the movements of the joints, and how alterations of a pose can enhance or reduce effectiveness.
Science of Yoga reveals the benefits of yoga using up-to-date knowledge. The annotated artworks show the mechanics and angles, and how your blood flow and respiration are affected. Learn about the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, and safe alignments to get the most out of your yoga workout.
Maintaining a regular yoga practice can provide many physical and mental health benefits. It can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation, and improve your heart health and quality of life. There are 30 key yoga poses to practice, from breathing and standing poses to inversion asanas.
Perfect Your Yoga Practice
The full-color anatomical illustrations of different asanas with science-based information will give you deeper understanding of yoga, and how different poses affect your body.
You can achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga on your body and mind. It also makes a fantastic gift for the yogi in your life.
Inside the pages of this comprehensive yoga book, you’ll discover:
• The physiology of 30 key yoga poses.
• Different asanas from seated and standing, to inversion and floor poses.
• Q&A section that explores the science behind every aspect of yoga.
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Author(s): Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Explore the biomechanics of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control.
Did you know that yoga practice can help treat age-related memory loss better than brain-training games, or that the correct way to breathe throughout a sun salutation is influenced by what is happening to your organs as you move?
Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated illustrations that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, and much more.
With insight into variations on the poses and the specific benefits of different styles of yoga, such as kundalini and bikram, look no further than Science of Yoga to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.