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Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana Paperback – Illustrated, May 1, 2009
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She trains yoga teachers in asana, kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutras, and she leads workshops and retreats throughout the US and abroad. She is a pioneer in the teaching and practice of Restorative yoga.
Dr. Lasater writes extensively about yoga. Her feature articles, columns, and essays appear in numerous books, magazines, and anthologies. She is the author of ten books on yoga, including Relax and Renew, Restore and Rebalance, Yogabody, 30 Essential Yoga Poses, Living Your Yoga, among others.
- ASIN : 1930485212
- Publisher : Rodmell Press (May 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781930485211
- ISBN-13 : 978-1930485211
- Item Weight : 1.64 pounds
- Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #76,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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using physio-terminologies and correct asana names in sanskrit..
these are valid concerns and could sink an ordinary work..
however, descriptions of applied practice and teaching are given in plain
english anyone can follow and understand.. the object obviously is to
teach the subject to serious readers a genuine interest..
so perhaps it isnt suitable for most novices or those seeking a beginners guide to basic yoga.. then again, yoga itself isnt for everybody..
this is an A4+ sized book of over 200pages with comprehensive index..
solid paperback with strong pages printed in california..
references to specialist material subject by subject thru the book..
text is clear and readable without my reading glasses..
handles like a good heavy magazine type publication..
it arrived [in australia] well packed ahead of time
for about $20.. thats serious value in quality reading..
body sections are covered, comprehensively, from the anatomy
to applied practice and applied teaching [theres a hint]..
despite some reviewers rejecting the presentation i found the clear
ink drawings with colors to be easily digestible and excellent..
within descriptions of anatomy, movement, asanas etc there is a wealth
of information not usually provided.. i found it interesting the section
on the sacrum and sacro-illiac joint [often overlooked] including
eg, that hormonal changes due to menstruation, pregnancy, lactation
soften the female sacral ligaments responsible for joint support..
that the female joint has a smaller and flatter surface for joint articulation..
that the female joint articulates at only two segments with the pelvis
[instead of three for the male].. given the structure and nature of
this 'wedge' joint which is pushed down into the pelvis when standing
by weight of the torso, this explains one reason my teachers often
advise menstruating or pregnant or lactating women to consider
variations in some asanas, such as some inversions etc..
these few hints cant really serve as a complete review of this work..
it is a self evident attempt at a definitive textbook of its kind..
i have no hesitation in recommending it to any serious yoga student
or yoga teacher or for that matter medical professionals seeking
an understanding of postural and movement anatomy in hatha yoga..
despite typos etc, it must get the 5 stars..
Yoga practice is enhanced the more you know about how you're 'self-assembled' as noted in Yoga, Fascia Anatomy and Movement by Joanne Sarah Avison.
Judith asks you make this subject a lifetime endeavor and I can see why she means it.