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Yoga Anatomy-2nd Edition Paperback – October 28, 2011
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About the Author
Leslie Kaminoff is a yoga educator inspired by the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar, one of the world's foremost authorities on the therapeutic uses of yoga. Leslie is the founder of The Breathing Project, a New York City educational nonprofit organization dedicated to the teaching of individualized breath-centered yoga.
An internationally recognized specialist with over 32 years’ experience in the fields of yoga and breath anatomy, Kaminoff has led workshops for many of the leading yoga associations, schools, and training programs in the United States. He has also helped to organize international yoga conferences and has actively participated in the ongoing national debate regarding certification standards for yoga teachers and therapists.
Kaminoff has been a featured yoga expert in publications such as Yoga Journal and The New York Times, as well as online at WebMD, FoxNews Online, and Health.com. He is the founder of the highly respected international yoga blog eSutra, coauthor of the best-selling first edition of Yoga Anatomy, and creator of the DVD Breath-Centered Yoga with Leslie Kaminoff and the highly successful online course yogaanatomy.net. He resides in New York City and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Amy Matthews has been teaching movement since 1994. She is a certified Laban movement analyst, a Body–Mind Centering teacher, and an infant developmental movement educator. She is registered with ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association) as a somatic movement therapist and educator, and with IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists).
Matthews coteaches the Body–Mind Centering and yoga programs in California and New York City for the School for Body-Mind Centering. She was on the faculty of the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies for 10 years. Together, Matthews and Kaminoff lead The Breathing Project's advanced studies program for movement professionals committed to extending their professional skills and knowledge.Matthews integrates somatic practices and yoga in her private practice as a movement educator, and she teaches embodied anatomy and movement workshops for programs in the United States, Canada, Israel, Ireland, England, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Japan. Matthews coauthored the first edition of Yoga Anatomy. She currently resides in New York City.
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I went on to purchase Ray Long's book on yoga anatomy and am so excited about it. I have learned so much. He takes time to lay out all of the basic terms and explains the way the bones, muscles, and joints function physiologically and in relationship to asana. I recommend that book very highly if you are a beginner and want to get a good, simple foundation in anatomy.
Now that I have finished the book I have a much deeper understanding of my practice and the purpose/roots of yoga. I am able to be mindful of what is happening within my body as I move through each pose, which I am certain helps keep me safer and progressing faster.
For example, the conversation about breathing and shape change allowed me to fully connect my breath to movement and I finally understood what ujjayi pranayama meant and how to do it.
Although the terminology may be overwhelming if you have never studied any anatomy, for me it was perfect and the precision of the language really helped me grasp what the book was describing.
This would also be a wonderful book for anyone who wishes to teach yoga! When yogi instructors talk about the healing power of each pose I often find myself marveling at the lack of basic anatomical understanding (I was once told that Eagle helps massage the pituitary gland O.O). This text would quickly remedy any confusion while helping create accurate descriptions of what is really going on during each pose.
By far the best yoga book I have purchased (so far). I look forward to revisiting it as grow in my practice and know I will learn something new each time I do.
One needs a degree in anatomy to understand this description!
This book takes the "Cook's Illustrated" approach to anatomy, the "We do it better than EVERYBODY ELSE," attitude that all other anatomy books have it wrong, and only the authors of this book do it right. This book is incredibly frustrating for someone who wants a working knowledge of the anatomy without a degree in medicine!