Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. H. David Coulter, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions. David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages . H. David Coulter. As the third millennium begins, Anatomy of Hatha Yoga is the only modern authoritative source that correlates the study of hatha yoga with H. David Coulter.

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On a few hatga that I thought I had some special, personal knowledge on, he is right there putting my experience into a broader context. I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Only get this book if you can deal with a book that reads as densely as a course textbook.

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Some sections took more than one reading, but the challenge was as good for the brain as Yoga is for the body. Postures are discussed in detail and depicted in excellent quality color photographs, accompanied by anatomical diagrams to illustrate critical processes and muscle groups. Very well written an completely approachable for all levels of practitioners.


Chapter 2 is on breathing—both the musculature involved and the physiology of it. The author holds a PhD in Anatomy and was a sought-after professor, teacher and yoga practitioner for over thirty years.

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A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers. I wish there was a video series where everything would be shown practically. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Be prepared for serious anatomical lingo.

In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well. Who doesn’t like coloring books? Breathing is next in chapter 2 because yogic breathing expedites movement and posture.

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Breathing is next in chapter 2 because yogic breathing expedites movement and posture. There are many anatomy books on the market to aanatomy from, most of which don’t go deep yoag to explain”why” something happens. And as most folks now know, if you can visualize what you want in any area of your life, you are far more likely to get what you want. Sometimes you have to put the book down and get into a Yoga pose; think really hard about what you just read It’s informative and even fascinating.


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It is not a quick light read and you will need access to a dictionary of medical terms but every page every sentece is a Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Standing postures will then be 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.

From the Back Cover Anatomy of Hatha Yoga now revised and in full four color reproduction, remains the most authoritative source correlating the study of hatha yoga with anatomy and physiology. I taught anatomy in colleges in California. A book I’m always going to reference. He offers a detailed discussion of the anatomical underpinnings of asana, relaxation and pranayama. I purchased this book to assist in preparation for a small group presentation in a Yoga class at DePaul University.

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