The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Motion

The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to the Science of Motion

By: Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones (author)Paperback

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The Concise Book of Yoga Anatomy is a user-friendly book, first presenting the framework of the skeletal-muscular system in an understandable way, with detailed information about joints, their actions, and how muscles contract to work them. The muscles are pictured with facts as they relate to location and movement, then yoga asanas are beautifully presented for that muscle or group, explaining how the posture is done and what is beneficial, with helpful cues for the practitioner and/or instructor. It is a perfect companion book for any Yoga Teacher Training program, ideally suited for the student/teacher to truly understand the mechanics, strength and stretch of most postures. Kinesthetic awareness is noted, indicating how joints are working and where the body is in space, giving substance and energy to each Asana. It is a resource for all who want to know more about the science of motion, and proves that yoga is one of the most balanced practices in mind-body awareness today.

About Author

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is an international educator, Full Professor of Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Dance, and an advanced Pilates teacher and Hatha Yoga Instructor (Shambhava School of Yoga in Colorado and the Himalayan Institute, Pa.). Her degrees in Dance (MA, NYU) and Movement Education (BS, Kansas University) and experience as a professional dancer & choreographer led her to a professorship at County College of Morris, NJ, where she helped create the Exercise Science major and instituted Dance as an Associate in Fine Arts degree program, one of the first in the country at a 2-year college. She has authored the Anatomy of Exercise & Movement and The Vital Psoas Muscle, both by Lotus Publishing (UK) and North Atlantic Books (US). She has taught throughout the US, in the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Prague, France, and Costa Rica. Believing that knowledge of the body is a pathway to health and healing is Jo Ann's main focus in all teachings. She is a member of the International Assoc. of Dance Medicine & Science and PAMA, the Performing Arts Medicine Assoc. She sponsors international holistic retreats through, and has developed, an interactive website to inspire people to "keep moving"!


The Moving Body; Muscles of Respiration; Muscles of the Face and Neck; Muscles of the Spine; The Deep Core and Pelvic Floor; Muscles of the Shoulder and Upper Arm; Muscles of the Forearm and Hand; Muscles of the Hip; Muscles of the Knee; Muscles of the Ankle and Foot

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781905367566
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781905367566
  • ISBN10: 1905367562

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