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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. However, David Coulter (whom I worked with at the International Himalayan Institute for Yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages.

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Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x As a student, a practitioner, and one of the lucky ones with chronic, mystery diseases, this is davdi go to book when working on specific areas of pain, such as my sacral lumbar and daavid areas. Coilter is not a book that can be read and understood in a week. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of I tried to read it carefully and will read it again someday so I wouldn’t miss any important informations inside.

Aug 14, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The book has a large number of graphics that mostly consist of anatomical drawings and photographs of the various versions of the postures.

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H. David Coulter

Some of the descriptions of movements were highly technical, and difficult for me to comprehend. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. What I got was almost no pictures at all.

Anatomical illustrations were mostly helpful, and there were pictures of a variety of options for many poses. This book presents a good balance.

hatna Mar 03, Deanna rated it really liked it. Not having a medical background, I found it useful to have the medical terminology explained which Coulter does neatly and in plain Englishthough its unfamiliarity had me digging couoter pages to remind myself what a particular term meant. Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive. Apr 27, Janel rated it it was amazing.

The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

Email required Address never made public. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Chapters included most of the exercises I have experienced in my yoga class, so I read hqtha completely.

I can’t count the times this book provided important information of a highly specific nature. Standing postures will then couletr covered in chapter 4 because these poses are so important for beginning students, and because they provide a preview of backbending, forward bending, and twisting postures, which are covered in detail in chapters 5, 6, and 7.

This book is not exactly a page turner, but it is definitely my most used reference book for understanding the body, how hatha yoga can strengthen your anatomical functions and keeps all those feel good hormones and chemicals healthy and busy. Yoga teachers, personal trainers, medical therapists of all kinds, or anyone who is at times curious or troubled about how the body responds to stretching and exercise will find in this book a cornucopia–partly new yoba partly old–of readable and reliable information.


BOOK REVIEW: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter | the !n(tro)verted yogi

I readily admit I haven’t read the book in it’s entirety, but that’s because it is the most in depth description of anatomy, what happens to that anatomy physiologically as well during a yogasana, discusses various physical conditions and how to work within your limits and which asanas to focus on if you are rehabilitating yourself, or just for self improvement.

It should go a long way in helping yoga achieve the scientific recognition it joga. A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. Feb 07, Chelsey Gribbon rated it it was amazing. Just for this I give a 3 Stars. A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. Other editions – View all Anatomy of Daviid Yoga: I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Still, I refer to it enough that it’s a great reference volume. A lot of yoga anatomy books stick exclusively to the musculo-skeletal system.

In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well.

It was written and edited to meet the needs of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession. I happened to read this while taking Anatomy And Physiology and it was the best study antomy I had.