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Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    David Keil(Author)

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Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem.

This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear. The underlying theme of the book is integration.

David Keil outlines how yoga teachers and practitioners can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy as they approach the larger scheme of yoga. How do the supposed "parts and pieces" of the body synchronize to support integrated movement? Finally, how do the various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy?

Not only is David Keil an authority on the subject of anatomy, but he also has the wisdom and first-hand experience of a skilled yoga teacher and practitioner. He has been presenting the subject of anatomy in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and applicable to teachers and students alike since 2000.

Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images and photographs to clearly explain the concepts and asanas, Functional Anatomy of Yoga will assist you in reaching new heights in your yoga practice using the "laboratory" of the body and the tools of yoga asana.

David began teaching anatomy as an instructor of kinesiology at Miami's Educating Hands School of Massage from 1999-2003. David developed a fun, informal and informative style of teaching. David brought his unique style and ability to make anatomical concepts simple, to the yoga world in 2008, with the creation of the YogAnatomy DVD series. He is well known for delivering the complex and sometimes difficult topic of anatomy in a way that is very accessible and understandable to yoga practitioners. He emphasizes that fully understanding anatomy within a yoga practice ultimately comes from doing the practice and having the experience of your anatomy.

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Book details

  • PDF | 384 pages
  • David Keil(Author)
  • Lotus Publishing (31 July 2014)
  • English
  • 4
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Suzy Turner (Fiction Dreams Book Blog) on 10 February 2016

    I bought this book not just because I'm hoping to train as a yoga teacher soon, but also because I suffer with lower back problems and I wanted to understand how I can use yoga to overcome it without putting unnecessary strain on my back. Although it is a fabulous book, it is very in-depth and I find myself zoning out trying to understand it! Maybe I need the video series to fully understand everything!

  • By GuessGirl111 on 26 July 2016

    This was a really good book. It goes through the muscle groups in clear distinct chapters and the tone is friendly and easy to digest. I got an average of 97% on the online course and it was thanks to this book. It also contains interesting facts like if you put someone under anaesthesia you can put them into impossible yoga positions because the nervous system is asleep. It was creepy but fascinating at the same time

  • By Skifashionyogi on 14 June 2015

    This is the most comprehensive, simple and accessible book on yoga anatomy. It is easy to relate to as a practitioner. I would start with this one as a trainee teacher, before progressing to some of the more complex yoga anatomy books.

  • By Christophe Mouze on 9 September 2017

    One of the best and most complete ebook on the Anatomy of yoga, written by a very experience practionner and teacher. Recommended to serious practionners and teachers.

  • By Hilary on 14 November 2014

    One if not the best Yoga books of it's type.. I really do recommend it to all teachers,however many years you have been trained. It's clear, easy to read with no jargon, very good illustrations and honest. Thank you David Keil.

  • By gwaihir13 on 12 May 2015

    Excellent book and can recommend for Yogis of any level

  • By Sammy-Jo on 2 May 2015

    Great book for both helping improve my knowledge and practice

  • By Sophie Whitehouse on 13 April 2015

    Very clear very simple instructions on deconstructing postures so they become more accessible.

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