Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and by H. David Coulter

By H. David Coulter

Anatomy of Hatha Yoga--revised and up to date with complete colour illustrations and photos--is the main accomplished and authoritative paintings on hand correlating the research of hatha yoga with anatomy and body structure. it's a must-have for a person who's fascinated about learning or instructing yoga, and a useful source for an individual in a box when it comes to actual conditioning. the writer holds a PhD in Anatomy and was once a sought-after professor, instructor and yoga practitioner for over thirty years.  He lived and taught on the Himalayan Institute for Yoga technology and Philosophy, and the collage of Minnesota and Columbia college scientific schools.
 The ebook is exclusive within the literature, combining the breadth and intensity of a textbook with the clarity, humor and circulation of the nice technological know-how writers of our time, whereas bridging the distance among biomedicine and complementary drugs. In it, you'll find a accomplished evaluation of yoga anatomy and body structure, with designated emphasis at the musculoskeletal, frightened, and cadiovascular systems.
 The publication offers the anatomy of yoga in clinical phrases, whereas while respecting its ideas. the writer discusses the fundamental premises of hatha yoga with foundational fabric authorised in biomedical sciences, expressly keeping off touch upon non-physical ideas equivalent to prana and the chakras. Postures are mentioned intimately and depicted in very good caliber colour pictures, followed through anatomical diagrams to demonstrate serious tactics and muscle groups.

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Now students ask questions: why does he charge so much money? why does he do what he does? When you go to study yoga there with an attitude that the guru needs to prove himself, then you are blocking yourself with your own preconceived ideas. QX5 25/3/04 12:42 PM Page 31 Bookhouse Embracing life you are in the presence of someone who can teach you something about yourself, open yourself up and let go of expectations and preconceptions. Like an empty cup, you let the guru fill you up. If you go in there already half full, he has to tip out the contents first.

East or west, north or south, coast to coast, it doesn’t matter what country I am in, I see this disassociation from the body happening all over the world. The reason is that the body is where we feel pleasure, but it is also where we feel pain. You don’t get to choose. If you are going to be fully open to experiencing your life in your body, then you’re going to feel pleasure and you’re going to feel pain. You will experience sorrow and you will experience joy. If you don’t have a threshold for the intensity of those sensations, then you may shut down your body so you feel neither pleasure nor pain.

We begin with the acceptance rather than assume that acceptance is something that will happen somewhere in the distant future. Mahatma Gandhi said, ‘Be the change that you want to see in the world’. If everybody wants to be seen, wants to be loved— and we could pretty accurately say that everybody does—then if I, as a practitioner, begin to see and accept myself as I really am—good, bad, warts and all—then I am also creating a space for anyone who is working with me to do similarly. It is a principle called ‘resonance’.

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