Functional Anatomy of Yoga Book
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- An anatomy book that is finally written in a conversational tone.
- Beautifully illustrated to show concepts and principle of anatomy and yoga.
- Perfect for students and teachers of yoga.
Being a self professed anatomy geek and anatomy teacher on many Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world, I have every relevant book available. I would say that this book is the most useful and accessible book on yoga related anatomy that I have read and a must for any serious practitioner or prospective teacher. I have been impressed enough to make this book the course book for all my future trainings.
As soon as I opened David Keil’s new book, Functional Anatomy of Yoga, I knew it was going to be a long evening – I couldn’t stop reading! For the gal who found learning anatomy tedious, difficult, and dull, David’s book (which seriously reads like a novel!) marks even for me, a new chapter. You see, David Keil isn’t just the teacher I credit for converting me to Ashtanga – he has now made me fall in love with Anatomy as well. Functional Anatomy of Yoga isn’t just an absolute must for teachers, it’s an absolute must for anyone practicing yoga.
Hi David, I am sitting on the floor drinking coffee and reading your book and palpating my hamstrings and I just wanted to say that I am loving your book. I flipped through when I first got it and am now reading cover to cover. It is thorough yet approachable, detailed but understandable. So SO useful and a joy to read. Thank you for writing it!
Hey David, I got your book for Christmas. I’m on chapter five, The Pelvis. It’s the first Anatomy book I could actually read and I have a few of them. Hope to catch a workshop with you some time. From Toronto area
Hi David, I hope you’ve been well. Just wanted to let you know I find your book absolutely AMAZING! I knew it would be good but it’s actually beyond my expectations (and they were very high). It reads like a novel (quite unexpected given the subject) and I can’t put it down. Definitely the best anatomy book I’ve read and one of my favourite yoga books ever!
David’s book “Functional Anatomy of Yoga” has completely re-structured the way I look at, and practice yoga. His way of making the body, with all its complexities, easy to understand within the yoga context, is a gift to the world. I am very happy that he agreed to be the first guest in my yoga podcast.
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Why is the subject of anatomy and yoga so fascinating?
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Functional Anatomy of Yoga is a rare gem. This book enables both the casual reader and the seasoned practitioner to understand and implement the anatomical structure and function of the body in yoga. Written with a conversational tone, the book delivers the complex subject of human anatomy in a way that is both provocative and clear.
The underlying theme of the book is integration. David Keil outlines how yoga teachers and practitioners can utilize a deeper understanding of their anatomy as they approach the larger scheme of yoga. How do the supposed “parts and pieces” of the body synchronize to support integrated movement? Finally, how do the various yoga postures interrelate from the perspective of functional anatomy?
Not only is David Keil an authority on the subject of anatomy, but he also has the wisdom and first-hand experience of a skilled yoga teacher and practitioner. He has been presenting the subject of anatomy in a way that is interesting, meaningful, and applicable to teachers and students alike since 2000. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour images and photographs to clearly explain the concepts and asanas, Functional Anatomy of Yoga will assist you in reaching new heights in your yoga practice using the “laboratory” of the body and the tools of yoga asana.
Paperback: 383 pages
Publisher: Lotus Publishing (August 30, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches