Yogacharya BKS Iyengar always felt that a correlation must exist between the modern medical science and the art of yoga. This book written at his behest by Dr Sulochana D. Telang is the first attempt of it's kind to establish a link between the yogic and modern medical sciences. It is hoped that not only the students of yoga, but also the modern medical practicioners will find the book useful in their daily practice.
The book begins with a description of the functional anatomy of the pelvis, & how it responds to pregnancy & childbirth. This is followed by a series of specific exercises, initially for self-discovery, & then to increase the flexibility, strength, & coordination of the pelvic functions.
Anatomy of Movement presents a dynamic, integrated approach to the study of the physical structures of the musculoskeletal system and their functional relationship to the movements of the human body. In clear and concise text illustrated with more than a thousand graphic drawings, the author guides the reader on a lively tour of the muscles, bones, ligaments and joints of the arms, legs and trunk.
This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of
hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major
muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and
benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological
descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles
that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates
the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga. From beginners to
experts, this book will become a constant companion. 224 pages
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali by Edwin Bryant: A New Edition,
Translation, and Commentary Paperback.***
A landmark new translation and edition
Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali's work focuses on how to
attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa: the
innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the
Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of
meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious
practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West.
Edwin F. Bryant's translation is clear, direct, and exact. Each sutra is
presented as Sanskrit text, transliteration, and precise English
translation, and is followed by Bryant's authoritative commentary, which
is grounded in the classical understanding of yoga and conveys the
meaning and depth of the su-tras in a user-friendly manner for a Western
readership without compromising scholarly rigor or traditional
authenticity. In addition, Bryant presents insights drawn from the
primary traditional commentaries on the sutras written over the last
millennium and a half.
"Geeta's Guide" is a spiral bound text with 850 photos on how to practice Iyengar Yoga with a focus on the menstrual cycle. This book reveals some aspects of Iyengar Yoga methodology, including how to support poses for a specific purpose. The majority of the photos are shown with standard Iyengar Yoga props, making this a useful reference guide. Additionally, a few poses amongst the chapters of this volume show examples of how to use typical household furniture as props to achieve the desired shape and effect of an asana or for pranayama practice. Softcover, spiralbound, 350 pages, 11.5" x 9".