The Anatomy of Yoga Coloring Book: Learn the Form and Biomechanics of More than 50 Asanas (Paperback)
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Learn the anatomy and mechanics of more than 50 yoga poses in a fun and accessible coloring book--for yoga students, teachers, and yogis of all levels.
From learning what muscles are activated by which poses to understanding joint action and contraction, The Anatomy of Yoga Coloring Book offers yogis an interactive learning tool to deepen their knowledge of anatomical and mechanical structures relevant to yoga teaching and practice.
Chapters 1 and 2 guide the reader through the anatomy and physiology of the body. Author and E-RYT500 Yoga Teacher Trainer Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones details the nervous system, anatomical orientation and movement, and the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, and joint systems, explaining how each relates to yoga and movement.
Test your knowledge as you color intricate black and white drawings of each asana
50+ popular yoga poses, or asanas, are organized into 7 key categories: standing, sitting, twisting, prone and supine, inversions, balancing poses, and forward- and backbends. Each pose is presented with prompts to color in structures and functions, and is accompanied by insightful techniques and tips. Readers will learn not only the benefits of each pose, but contraindications, post adjustments, and relevant terminology.
The healing heart of yoga
What sets this book apart from others on the market is the inclusion of the subtle realm of yoga, or energetic anatomy. Understanding the energies of the body through fascia, bandhas, nadis, and chakras takes the reader beyond muscle and joint mechanics to a more holistic, connected, and deeply rooted understanding of the science and practice of yoga.
About the Author
JO ANN STAUGAARD-JONES is a professor of kinesiology and dance. She is a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a master's degree in dance and education, and received degrees at the University of Kansas and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist. The author of the strong-selling titles, The Vital Psoas Muscle, and The Anatomy of Exercise and Movement for the Study of Dance, Pilates, Sports, and Yoga currently teaches interactive movement workshops across the U.S. and sponsors international holistic retreats.
Contributor LAURI NEMETZ is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University and President’s Award honoree for Outstanding Contribution as well as Visiting Associate Professor Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rush Medical College/Rush University. In addition, she is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, a member of the American Association for Anatomy, a board-certified Dance/Movement Therapist, a certified yoga teacher (E500) and certified yoga therapist (CIAYT). She teaches dissection, movement, and anatomy workshops internationally.