The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga Herbert David Coulter. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are.

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May 11, Bernie Gourley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Looking for beautiful books? I readily admit I haven’t read the book in it’s entirety, but that’s because it is the most in depth description of anatomy, w Not light reading! Chapter 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. Although I have previously taught a high school anatomy and physiology course, I still had to rely on YouTube to finally enlighten me as to what mutation and counter-nutation movements were, for example.

The book is great, but describing exercise on paper often gets too abstract. From inside the book. Anatmy, by extension, who wouldn’t like a coloring book where you can learn tons of shit about the body from?

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This is the book of the year, definitely not one you can read and forget about. Sep 17, Julia rated it it was amazing.

Postures for relaxation and meditation are treated last in chapter May 22, Jenae rated it it was amazing. Hatha yoga is coluter of stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises in upright, lying down and inverted postures. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author identifies the muscles and joints that are stretched in various poses, and suggests realistic goals for beginners, intermediate, and advanced dafid enthusiasts.


Apr 27, Janel rated it it was amazing. Still, I refer to it enough that it’s a great reference volume. Apr 04, Marcia DeHaan rated it liked it Recommends it for: But then again, I’m an anatomy nerd.

Some Yoga manuals can be overly academic whilst others, hardly touching on the science of Yoga. Yoga teachers and students, personal trainers, medical therapists, or anyone who is curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia — partly new and partly old — of readable and reliable information.

Coulter received a Ph. The index was excellent.

In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well. My library Help Advanced Book Search. There was no way for my brain to take it all in. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. This book presents a good balance. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It will take months or even years to go through all the poses and learn to execute them correctly.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I readily admit I haven’t read the book in it’s entirety, but that’s because it is the most in depth description of anatomy, what happens to that anatomy physiologically as well during a yogasana, discusses various physical conditions and how to work within your limits and which asanas to focus on if you are rehabilitating yourself, or just for self improvement.


The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

ckulter I happened to read this while taking Anatomy And Physiology and it was the best study guide I had. Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals with limits, doulter well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or skilled students. 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.

Good for yoga teacher or students who want to deepen their knowledge. You won’t be reading about chakras in here. The instructions are so detailed that you sometimes get lost and need to read them over and over again beca This book is like a diamond found at the junk yard of superficial “oh-so-spiritual” New Age literature.

View all my reviews Share on Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc. The author expounded on the anatomy and coultr, as well as the correct techniques and obstacles for numerous standing, back-bending, coutler, and twisting postures.