Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners by H . David Coulter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Amazon page There are. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga has ratings and 51 reviews. However, David Coulter (whom I worked with at the International Himalayan Institute for Yoga. The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, David Coulter. Motilal Banarsidass Publ., – Hatha yoga – pages.

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The Anatomy of Hatha Yoga : A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners

You are commenting using your Twitter account. My library Help Advanced Book Search. It’s a little like reading a stereo manual for fun.

The headstand and shoulderstand, including an introduction to cardiovascular function, are presented in chapters 8 and 9. There must be a downside? There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

Coulter received a Ph. Tough to read cover-to-cover although it’s incredibly informative! Jan 07, Lorraine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author bring the discipline of a scientist and the devotion of a yogi to this wonderful text. He offers a detailed discussion of the anatomical underpinnings of asana, relaxation and pranayama. Mar 20, Olya Chizh rated it it was amazing. Standing postures will coukter be covered in chapter 4 because these poses are so important for beginning students, and because cooulter provide a preview of backbending, forward bending, and twisting postures, which are covered in detail in chapters 5, 6, and 7.


It’s informative and even fascinating. Not having a medical background, I found it useful to have the medical terminology explained which Coulter does neatly and in plain Englishthough its unfamiliarity had me digging back pages to remind myself what a particular term meant. Refresh and try again. A great resource for my “Experiential Anatomy for Yoga Teachers” class. The rest of the chapters are on core exercises, standing postures, back bends, forward bends, twists, headstands, shoulder-stands, and meditative postures, respectively.

What I got was almost no pictures at all. A must-have reference book for any hatha yoga teacher. As a coluter, a practitioner, and one of the lucky ones with chronic, mystery diseases, this is my go to book when working on specific areas of pain, such as my sacral lumbar and coccyx areas.

Sometimes books shift from talking about arteries and veins to nadis and chakras in a manner that can be confusing and counterproductive. He has set himself the ambitious goal of combining the modern scientific under- standing of anatomy and physiology with the ancient practice of The result of an obvious labour of love, the book explains hatha yoga in demystified, scientific terms while at the same time honouring its traditions.

In fact, Coulter is careful not only about using anatomical terms, but also avoids reliance on Sanskrit names as well.

Aug 14, Meghan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A Manual for Students, Teachers, hatua Practitioners. Good for yoga teacher or students who want to deepen their knowledge. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

David Coulter provides an in-depth physiological examination of more than yoga postures and practices and their relationship to the systems of the body. Not a book I sat down and read page to page, but I believe a necessary book for yoga teachers to refer anaomy and use to freshen up knowledge of any hatha training and if you teach under the umbrella of hatha. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


Jul 05, Amberjack rated it really liked it. Third, the book discusses how postures can be safely varied for individuals coulterr limits, as well as discussing the most advanced expression of postures for more flexible or skilled students.

Mar 16, Lewis added it Recommends it for: Think of the most obscure question about a pose, this book won’t be stumped. It was written and edited to meet the cou,ter of a general audience largely unschooled in the biomechanical sciences, and yet to attract and challenge the interests of the medical profession.

David Coulter No preview available – Email required Fo never made public. Return to Book Page. And, by extension, who wouldn’t like a coloring book where you can learn tons of shit about the body from? Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Open Htha See a Problem? Jul 25, Laura added it. Chapter 1 summarizes general principles of anatomy and physiology as applied to hatha yoga. Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: