Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff

by Bibbi on March 30th, 2011

The illustrations of yoga poses are what really makes this book special. Each drawing began as a photograph. Medical illustrator Sharon Ellis then added in the underlying anatomical structure (bones and muscles). The muscles and organs involved in each pose were then highlighted. The result is a wonderful combination of a photo-realistic drawing and an X-ray. This book answers the question, “What muscles are used in this pose,” for more than 60 of yoga’s most commonly taught asanas. The chance to see inside the poses is a great tool for yoga teachers and students at all levels. Detailed written explanations of how the body is working in each pose as well as breathing instructions further illuminate the subject. This book makes a valuable addition to any yogi’s library.

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