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Through full-color, three-dimensional illustrations of the skeleton, major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Dr. Ray Long describes the science behind yoga. A board certified orthopedic surgeon who has studied yoga for more than 20 years, Dr. Long combines his knowledge of anatomy with his understanding of yoga to present the anatomic structures that are key to your practice of this discipline. The book balances art, science, and spirituality as it traces the forces at work throughout your musculoskeletal system during yoga practice. Stunning illustrations reveal the role that each muscle plays in the practice of yoga. With an understanding of these structures, you can learn to break through blockages, optimize your experience, and avoid injuries. Designed for use on the mat, this book is an indispensable guide for anyone who wishes to fully integrate the body and mind during yoga practice.
From the Publisher
The Key Muscles of Yoga
Scientific Keys Vol. 1
Ray Long MD
The Key Muscles of Yoga is the first in Dr. Ray Long’s acclaimed series of yoga books that offer a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Ray Long, MD FRCSC, a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga, created the Scientific Keys series to give practitioners of hatha yoga an intricate and in-depth guide to understanding the anatomy of yoga as it relates to both the poses and to their bodies. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Dr. Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. This comprehensive exploration of the key muscles of hatha yoga will be a constant companion from beginners to experts.