Most Anatomy books are complicated, confusing, and dry
I wrote this book for you
I know you want to learn anatomy. I have seen plenty of people struggle with the way other yoga anatomy books are written. They often just have images of postures and muscles that should be contracting or lengthening, leading to rote memorization.
Why is this book different?
Well, it teaches concepts and principles that help you understand anatomy and make you a more confident practitioner and/or teacher. When I wrote this yoga anatomy book, my over arching idea was to write one that people would actually read, enjoy, and understand! This is not another yoga anatomy book that will sit on your shelf unread. Instead, it’s one that you’ll want to read cover to cover! But don’t just take my word for it, read the buyer reviews on Amazon.com.
"Remember, everything in the body is connected and functions as such. In this pose, however, the shoulders must be strongly stabilized to maintain the torso at the improbable angle. Helping this stabilization is an unlikely group of muscles in the back - the paraspinal muscles (the erector spinae group)."
"When we shift the position of the femur and the pelvis in a wide-legged forward bend, we change the dynamic of what will restrict the movement forward. Sometimes widening the legs allows students with tight hamstrings but flexible adductors to be able to do the pose quite well, but will struggle when the legs are together."
"With both legs folded into the same position, the pelvis does not change its angle relative to the top of the mat. It also can't tilt up or down to compensate, because the other side is in the same position. This increases the general intensity of the stretch through the adductors and their attachment at the front of the pubic bone."