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Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga

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Using bio-mechanics and neurophysiology's, improve strength, flexibility and fitness.

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Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga is a 2013 edition with new material. The effects of yoga on each part of the body are thoroughly analysed and explained in 440 pages with hundreds of photos, diagrams and tables. Using basic principles of biomechanics and neurophysiology, Applied Anatomy & Physiology of Yoga book explains how to improve strength, flexibility and fitness while maintaining joint stability and minimising the risk of injury.

A unique and informative guide for teachers and students to all styles of hatha yoga.


Co-written over 15 years by physiotherapists and yoga teachers, Simon Borg Olivier (MSc BAppSc Physiotherapy) and Bianca Machliss (BSc BAppSc Physiotherapy) of YogaSynergy in Sydney, Australia, this book includes recent and previously unpublished research into the science of Hatha Yoga and yoga therapy. The effects of yoga on each part of the body are explained with thorough analysis and explanations of asanas, vinyasas, bandhas, mudras and kriyas. Using basic principles of biomechanics and neurophysiology this book explains how to improve strength, flexibility and fitness while maintaining joint stability and minimizing risk of injury. This comprehensive text includes hundreds of photographs, diagrams and tables and is a practical, useful and informative guide for teachers and students of all styles of Hatha Yoga.

The information is based on a unique combination of 30 years of practical experience of yoga and theoretical study of human anatomy and physiology. It is for all yoga practitioners and especially for yoga teachers containing practical information that is not available anywhere else. This book is unique in that it contains useful information on the following aspects of Hatha Yoga: Find out how to get a simple and practical understanding of anatomy for use in yoga so that instead of having to learn about more than 250 joints and 650 named muscles you only need to learn 9 main joint-complexes and 15 pairs of opposing muscle groups. Gain knowledge about 3 important nerve reflexes and see how these can be practically used to increase strength, flexibility and the ability to relax. Learn how an understanding of these important reflexes can also be very useful in yoga therapy.

"This boom teaches the yogi's 'suit-of-armour', the nine badhas or body locks that take the danger out of yoga."

- Jon Gould, Director, Yoga Alchemy

Format: Paperback | 472 Pages


Dimensions: 300mm X 210 mm X 30 mm 



Publication date: 2013



Author: Simon Borg-Oliver and Bianca Machliss

Publisher: Yogasynergy

Publication City/ Country: NSW, Australia



Language: English

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