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Anatomy and Yoga

A Guide for Teachers and Students

Ellen Saltonstall

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 8.00" x 10.00"
  • ISBN: 978-0-9978561-0-1
  • Publication Date: 2016-12-09
  • Abhyasa Press

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Anatomy and Yoga

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Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Teachers and Students is a valuable resource for yoga practitioners who are curious about what happens in the body as they practice yoga. Structures of the body--muscles, bones, joints, nerves and connective tissue--are described in a user-friendly style, with short, interactive practice sessions to bring the information alive in the moment. The rapidly growing yoga community needs this essential knowledge of biomechanics, especially in yoga teacher training programs.

This book presents anatomical information in a progressive and practical sequence, with chapters on each major body part that contain illustrations, yoga references, innovative exercises, therapeutic tips and study questions. Throughout the book, anatomical details are balanced with the holistic perspective of yoga as an integrative, transformational lifelong practice.


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"Finally an anatomy book specifically for yoga that is clear, informative, practical and enlightening! Ellen encourages the reader to not be dismayed by the abundance of terms and details....Ellen’s writing has a rich depth without being confusing or overwhelming, and there are practical tips and questions at the end of each chapter.  This book is a must for any student wanting to know more and for any serious teacher of yoga to have as a reference tool to help create informed, transformational practices that truly focus on the wellbeing of every student." -- The YogaLunchbox

"This book presents anatomical information in user friendly format with chapters segmented by each major body part. Expertly drawn illustrations, yoga posture references, movement exercises, and tips make this book a highly recommended resource for a safe yoga practice. The book demonstrates a skillful, high level approach to teaching the complexities of anatomy for fitness enthusiasts and yogis of all levels. This is a highly recommended addition to any fitness and yoga library." -- Breaking Muscle

Ellen Saltonstall

Ellen Saltonstall has been teaching yoga, anatomy, therapeutics and Bodymind Ballwork to improve wellness for everyone since 1985. Her previous titles include Yoga for Arthritis and Yoga for Osteoporosis (with Dr. Loren Fishman) and Kinetic Awareness: Discovering Your Bodymind.

Ellen’s writings have appeared in Yoga Journal, Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation and the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Journal of Yoga Therapy. Currently she teaches yoga, anatomy, yoga therapeutics and Bodymind Ballwork to students and teachers internationally, inviting them to discover and explore the majesty and mystery of the human form. Please visit her website, ellensaltonstall.com