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Yoga Mat Companion 1: Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses Paperback – December 22, 2010
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with air bags, in perfect new condition, via amazon [to australia]..
large magazine size, well bound paperback, printed in canada on quality acid-free paper, 220 pages.. nice slightly heavy feel, bound to lie flat, solid cover for paperback with understated interesting pencil anatomy of bodies in asana relevant to volume content, clearly titled in large enough print, eg 'anatomy for BACKBENDS and TWISTS' on colour coded lower half of cover..
volumes look and feel good..
difficult to adequately review such a superlative ground breaking series[!]
everything is well laid out appropriately to learning and enjoying
these unique books.. holding/looking thru a volume while writing
this, i cant get over the level of excellence in everything..
example; section 'key concepts' repeated in each volume, clearly explains
'agonist/antagonist relationships', 'reciprocal inhibition', 'the muscle spindle', 'facilitated stretches', 'key co-activations', 'bandhas',
using specific asana with wonderfully clear large images together with
easily digestible text explanations of exactly how, these key concepts
and processes actually work in your body, and how to translate this
to your own practice and investigation of the asana and concepts..
it isnt just the typical dry text, with inadequate illustrations of many
attempts at yoga and stretching texts.. the imagery alone, combined with
well thought out clear explanations and directions, creates or enhances
your own in-brain imagery of your own muscles and joints in action
as you innervate them.. this is one unique standard setting feature
or these standard setting volumes..Read more ›
I didn't get to look at this book through my library, one of the reasons why I was skeptical. I usually only get books that I have already decided are a worth while investment. So I threw caution to the wind and wound up with a wonderful book.
It goes into how the book should be read and then breaks down poses like Mountain, Tree, Warrior 1 and 2 by:
Telling you their joint position (Mountain = the knees are extended, hips neutral, . . .)
How to prepare for the pose
And what muscles you are using through various stages of the pose with some amazing muscular photos to go along with it.
It also give you some example workouts for vinyasa yoga as well.
Overall my impression: This is great, You can easily focus on proper alinement a pose or two at a time for a week until it becomes natural to your everyday practice. I am buying the rest of the set.
I expect I'll be getting great value from this series for many years to come.
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Love the color illustrations and the step by step. As a beginner, I really needed this.Published 3 days ago by Herman Garcia
Love this book as a true reference guide to creating all kinds of yoga routines. The photos & explanations are easy to understand and utilize.Published 3 months ago by Frank
This was a beautifully illustrated book. This was used for Chattanooga Yoga School and I found this to be very detail oriented.Published 4 months ago by Tyler Mabry
Great book. Unfortunately the first page was torn upon opening the book. The quality of paper and cover seems to be somewhat impaired as a consequence of printing on demand.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
This series is a terrific adjunct to any yoga teaching practice. If you're working with an injury, or tightness, the illustrations and text provide clear explanations with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent reference. Has been indispensable for both my yoga practice as well as being an excellent reference for anatonical/figure drawings.Published 7 months ago by KVIHVTVKE
I got it to further more in depth in my yoga practice, very well written and the drawings are great love itPublished 11 months ago by Aime D