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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Coulter was an medical college anatomy professor and experienced yoga practitioner, so he is an expert on the subject.
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!
From inside the book. A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. A lot harha yoga anatomy books stick exclusively to the musculo-skeletal system. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. David Coulter No preview available – Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to davif and challenge the interests of the medical profession. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Breathing is followed by pelvic and abdominal exercises in chapter 3 because the pelvis and abdomen form the foundation of the body.
Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive.
Aug 08, Ramona rated it liked it. If you could only read 25 books in your entire life this would be one dwvid them. Good for yoga teacher or students who want to deepen their knowledge. It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it deserves.
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals with limits, as well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or skilled students. Photos are clear, and diagrams straightforward. I happened to read this while taking Anatomy And Physiology and it was the best savid guide I had.
Postures for relaxation and meditation are treated last in chapter A reference for daily practice and a helping hand to any teacher.
I was not as interested in abdominopelvic exercises, headstands, shoulder-stands, and meditation chapters – which looked like a bit of a slog for a novice like me!
There does seem to be a great deal of interesting information here just not what I wanted at this point.
Favid 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. Breathing is followed by pelvic and abdominal exercises in chapter 3 because the pelvis and abdomen form the foundation of the body. Return to Book Page.
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As a teacher, I find it super helpful when explaining an asana and what’s happening anatomically. Tough to read cover-to-cover although it’s incredibly informative!
This is not a book that can be read and understood in a week. Decided to pickup my own copy for reference. The rest of the chapters are on core exercises, standing postures, back bends, forward bends, twists, headstands, shoulder-stands, and meditative postures, respectively.
I think the Maehle books might have better, more in-depth descriptions, though I have not finished either yet. Coulter calls it hatha yoga only, but in order to practice all branches of the yoga tree, hatha yoga is the branch that ties it all together and makes it possible to practice all aspects of yooga.
David Coulter My rating: What I got was almost no pictures at all. Oct 02, Kristin rated it liked it Recommends it for: If you do yoga or are thinking about it, this is a great reference book to see what yoga is doing for your body. hathq
He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures. My only complaints are anaotmy can be hard to find specific bits of information and it can be a bit wordy at times.
May 19, Jer is currently reading it Shelves: Useful as both a textbook and a reference work, this is a book that all serious yoga teachers and practitioners will want on their shelves. Oct 14, Liz Filippone rated it it was amazing. Jan 07, Lorraine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 17, Julia rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.