While there are now several great books on the anatomy of yoga, this book is clearly oriented towards visual learners, as the illustrations of muscles on a skeletal frame of the body communicate much more than any text ever could. The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga is organized much like other anatomy books, making it clear, straightforward and easy to access. The first section of the book covers all the basic anatomy terminology. The latter chapters cover each muscle in detail with multiple illustrations showing close ups of its origin and insertion, the muscle’s antagonists and synergists, how the muscle is stretched and contracted within multiple yoga poses. While this book is full of relevant information on the anatomy of yoga, the full color and highly detailed anatomical illustrations of yoga poses make this book a must have for any yoga teacher or serious yoga practitioner.
Vira Bhava Yoga at Brevard Yoga Center
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