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The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I Paperback – November 1, 2009
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'A Fascinating book and cleverly illustrated, making you curious to go back again and again to explore.' -- Yoga Magazine Feb 2010
About the Author
Ray Long, MD FRCSC, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. He graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with postgraduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal, and Florida Orthopedic Institute.
Top Customer Reviews
The book shows which muscles are involved in each yoga move - the ones working, being stretched, or supporting the body weight. For anyone in medicine, this also breaks down movements into steps and illustrates why the patient is in pain with that movement. For anyone in physical therapy, is illustrates why you need to do that excerise & shows how it will help you.
As a student in a yoga teacher training class, this helps me learn how to do the poses correctly and which muscles are working with each pose and how to avoid stressing injuried body parts. Fantastic reading and a great resource!
Highly recommend this for the person new to either yoga, anatomy or both!
I always wished I had X-ray vision, but I don't need it 'coz I have Ray Long's fantastic book!
explanations are clear.
we used this as the main anatomy book for our 50hr yoga immersion program at Maha Yoga, and i found it had more than enough resources for me, as a teacher sitting the course. also very helpful, although brief bandha description.
ray long is the point person as far as i am concerned, when it comes to grappling yoga anatomy from a western perspective. i have 3 other books by him, the mat companions, i think, and i use them a lot in planning my classes and helping students understand how to use their bodies to access heightened levels of awareness with the first layer we are able to access, the physical.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was hoping to see full body images of various yoga poses explaining how to increase range of motion in joints in order to achieve the full benefits from the pose. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Niki Bray
I bought and I don't like the kindle version because it can't do justice to the illustrations. This is a very visual tutorial, I wish I'd bought the paper book.Published 27 days ago by Irinas
I got this for my wife, who is a yoga instructor. I also got her the other book in this series. She loves them both!Published 28 days ago by Rick
Fantastic intro to the body. Great tool for new yoga teachers or practitioners who want to look into how the anatomy is used in practicePublished 1 month ago by Heather Keller
Really beautiful, helpful illustrations. I've used this in my teaching and practice and recommend.Published 1 month ago by KLKBooks
This book is not worth the money I paid for it. Although the figures are OK, the legends are almost impossible to read.Published 1 month ago by Jaime R. Carlo Casellas