Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. H. David Coulter, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages . H. David Coulter. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with H. David Coulter.

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My one suggestion is to acquire another book on anatomy to have a more comprehensive set of drawings available to supplement the limited set presented in the book.

As a board-certified, Western-trained physician who has traveled to India and throughout the United States observing, training with, and interviewing the world’s leading yoga teachers and therapists, he is uniquely qualified to reconcile the medical findings and techniques of East and West. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jun 21, Kimz Zahour rated it really liked coulrer Shelves: Details The Key Coulfer of Yoga: Description This is the first complete authoritative source combining the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology.

It spent six years as a retail top 50 selling health hardcover backlist book. Functional Anatomy of Yoga: Refresh and try again. That in turn really helps you figure out what needs to be worked on and how to work on it. Other editions – View all Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Hatah book is probably not for everyone. Write a customer review. Oh, and get thyself to a yoga class! The ten chapters of the book are mostly divided up by classes of posture asana.

Looking for beautiful books? He offers a detailed discussion of the anatomical underpinnings of asana, relaxation and pranayama.

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It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. Yoga Journal is the premier yoga magazine in the country. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.


The level of detail may mean that you have to reread chapters a few times to get the picture, but once you have you will have a very clear idea of exactly what is being stretched, what muscles support the motion, and what limits the motions.

If you could only read 25 books in your entire life this would be one of them. I kid you not, after practicing for months with nothing much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In it, you will find a comprehensive overview of yoga anatomy and physiology, with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal, nervous, and cadiovascular systems.

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This book features black and white photographs and more than diagrams and anatomical illustrations. We use cookies to give you the best possible coulrer. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Hatba is a wonderful reference to return to time and time again. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Mar 03, Deanna rated it really liked it. I happened to read this while taking Anatomy And Physiology and it was the best study guide I had. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.

Standing postures will then be covered in chapter 4 because these poses are so important for beginning students, and because they provide a preview of backbending, forward bending, and twisting postures, which are voulter in detail in chapters 5, 6, and 7. I find both anatomy and Yoga fascinating so it’s a anatomt resource that will give you a thorough understanding of the inner-workings of the human body in many interesting positions.


Buy the selected items together This item: Be prepared for serious h.cavid lingo. My library Help Advanced Book Search. A good anatomy book, actually is my first one but I found a little too much technical and in some points was way too much for me, I’m an intermediate level yoga student and maybe with the fact that actually I never took part on a teacher training camp was way too much detailed for me, at my level, even I have been doing yoga for 5 years, and I think is too much for beginners, I don’t recommend it for them, but this is my personal opinion!

Not having a medical background, I found it useful to have the medical terminology explained which Coulter does neatly and in plain Englishor its unfamiliarity had me digging back pages to remind myself what a particular term meant. Oct 14, Liz Filippone rated it it was amazing. Once you are comfortable with the jargon, this book will help or practitioners understand what those poses are supposed to do for and to your body.

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I expected this to anatomj a book with a dozens of poses, each one accompanied by anatomical drawings. At times it was a little to “heady” for me, but there is a ton of info presented here, so much so that it will require most readers to keep the book handy so that they can go back over it from time to time. This is not a book that can be read and understood in a week. Hathq try again later.

The Bible of Modern Yoga. The Bible of Modern Yoga by H.davif. What a great resource. There was no way for my brain to take it all in.

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