Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. However, David Coulter (whom I worked with at the International Himalayan Institute for Yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages.

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The book is written in a highly professional and detailed way. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: As I say, I found this book to be tremendously informative. It’s informative and even fascinating. He has set himself the ambitious goal of savid the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of hatha yoga.

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. But then again, I’m an anatomy nerd.

The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Aug 14, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Be prepared for serious anatomical lingo. The Vestibular System Sight and Touch.

I also benefited from the detailed account on spinal twists ylga breathing. If you do yoga or are thinking about it, this is a great reference book to see what yoga is doing for your body. The Best Books of Jun 21, Kimz Zahour rated it really liked it Shelves: The author bring the discipline of a scientist and clulter devotion of a yogi to this wonderful text.

Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Who doesn’t like coloring books? It is not a quick light read and you will need access to a dictionary of medical terms but every page every sentece is a It will take months or even years to go through all the poses and learn to execute them correctly.


Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Breathing is followed by pelvic and abdominal exercises in chapter 3 because the pelvis and abdomen form the foundation of the body. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Account Options Sign anatomu. The instructions are so detailed that you sometimes get lost and need to read them over and over again because they are filled with anatomical terms taught at medical school.

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Some I found this book to be a useful manuel for ot specific postures that I have difficulty performing. Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals with limits, as well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or skilled students. Tough to read cover-to-cover although it’s incredibly informative!

So good that I will have to read it again. The author expounded on the anatomy and fundamentals, as well as the correct techniques and obstacles for numerous standing, back-bending, forward-bending, and twisting postures. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


No eBook available Amazon. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I will be going back to it again and again. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. A lot of yoga anatomy books stick exclusively to the musculo-skeletal system. In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well. I wnatomy admit I haven’t read the book in it’s entirety, but that’s because it is the most in depth description of anatomy, what happens to that anatomy physiologically as well during a yogasana, discusses various physical conditions and how to work within your limits and which asanas to focus on if you are rehabilitating yourself, or just for self improvement.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Feb 14, Michelle is currently reading it. Other editions – View all Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Very well written an completely approachable for all levels of practitioners.

The headstand and shoulderstand, including an introduction to cardiovascular function, are presented in chapters 8 and 9. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. What did I like about it? Mar 20, Olya Chizh rated davie it was amazing.