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Yoga Mat Companion 3: Back Bends & Twists
An amazing blend of modern science and yoga, this four book series is our most popular book buy for yoga teachers and trainees. Orthopedic surgeon Ray Long has created a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga: through full-colour, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, he describes the correct positioning of hatha ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Independent Publisher
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Excellent guide for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners wishing to refine their personal practice. Text is informative, specific, and highly nuanced. Previous study of Anatomy & Physiology, and kinesiology is helpful, if not necessary, as steps/descriptions use proper names of all muscles (latissimus dorsi, pectoralis major, coracobrachialis, etc...) movement and concepts (radial deviation, reciprocal inhibition, scapulohumeral rhythm, etc...) in a very detailed manner. Excellent, highl ...more
Very informative book. Dr. Ray Long breaks every pose down into the joint positions and muscle positions and gives added information on the subtle ways to make the pose deeper. He also gives great adaptations for those who cannot go into the pose fully. The poses in the book are much more difficult than in the previous two companions, so I would definitely recommend going in order.