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Your Body, Your Yoga: Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best Suited To You

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Yoga is big business today, and teacher training programs are booming. Yoga teachers have a thirst for anatomy training, but all books on yoga anatomy focus solely on the muscles. Your Body, Your Yoga goes beyond any prior yoga anatomy book available. It looks not only at the body’s unique anatomical structures and what this means to everyone’s individual range of motion,
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Paperback, 325 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Wild Strawberry Productions
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Jitka Egressy
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. Not only for yogis. This book is for everyone who wants to use body better
Anneke Rondonuwu
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If i could mark 10 stars, i would! This is an anatomy book that all yoga teachers should read
Bethany
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book me 8 months to get through but for good reason, it has a ton of detailed and valuable information. Anyone teaching yoga needs to read this book. This book is by far one of the most valuable books I have read as a teacher and it now has changed the way I teach, not only people attending my classes but my own personal practice.
Tim
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every body is different, and the answer for each practitioner to the question, "what limits me?" depends on the unique structure of the individual's bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Unskilled teachers can cause injury by insisting on a "one size fits all" approach to how an asana should be expressed.

This book is indispensable for yoga teachers, and may be of interest to dedicated practitioners who want to understand the physical processes and limitations each body encounters. A tea
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Michi Poindexter
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
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For the anatomy enthusiast

If you care to learn the fine details of the unique range of motion in the anatomy from individual to individual, this book is for you.
Amanda
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
IMHO, a *must* for anyone seeking to teach yoga! Delves deeply into the ways we are all different and alignment looks and feels different for every body.
Erin Stewart
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really good reference. The best parts are the ones that focus on human variation, the reasons for the variations, and how to adapt your yoga practice to suit those variations instead of working towards an impossible and/or aesthetic goal to look like a yoga textbook model. I'll be definitely reading the next volume. That said, I did find a lot of the book quite dry and sometimes repetitive, I think it's a really valuable book but it is a lot to get through (which may be why it took me ...more
Keri Michalski
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Disappointed that this book stops at the lower body. It appears that you need to purchase a subsequent volume in order for that to be included - seems deceiving/misleading.
Linda
Oct 26, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't get through it -- meant for instructors more than the lay yoga person. In fact, I gave it to one of my instructors. ...more
Dawn
Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book has amazing content but the order of the book for me was hard to follow, I am not sure if it is because of the quality on kindle or just the way it is laid out. The writing is technical so I think having good knowledge of anatomy before reading this book would be beneficial. Despite the challenges of the lay out I cherish the content!
Giulia Mastrantoni
Jan 15, 2021 rated it it was ok
There is barely any science in this book, which is not what I was expecting. The introduction by Paul Grilley is interesting, the initial chapter is bearable, but the rest... definitely not my type of book. The information about pain science is terribly outdated as well.
Natalie
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First anatomy book I've ever read and I'm so psyched to read the next one (Your Spine Your Yoga)! I learned a ton of potential why's behind "What's Stopping Me?" (WSM?) which helped me to understand why some poses are great for me and others seem impossible no matter how many years I've practiced. Also, a lot of previously mystical [to me] cues were explained. Seeing all the pictures of different bones and study outcomes also helped me to understand the wide degree of variance between different ...more
Terri Bonow
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
It's a yoga anatomy book probably geared to instructors. However, It's a good guide to see each detailed body descriptions and how the stretches and position affect different body parts. I recommend it. ...more
Teresacooks
Jun 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Incredibly interesting and incredibly technical... A bit too technical for me as a non science person who is not a yoga teacher.
Charles
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great to read a lucid, well researched yoga book that says that bodies are different so guess what: alignments are different! Go, Bernie!
Cloay
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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- available in SG NLB 613.7046 (Sengkang)
Jenny
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
yamiyoghurt
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awesome, awesome, awesome book.

This book gives a really good introduction to the anatomy of yoga - not the dumbed down version. This is precisely the book I've been searching for, one that would give me a primer to understand the biomechanics of yoga. I'm looking forward to the next volume!
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Kimberly
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book to go over anatomy. great reference regarding what muscles are being used and how to not over strain muscles. good reference book
Dmitry Tumanov
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great book with tons of knowledge. Requires a thorough understanding of human anatomy to comprehend.
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