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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Be prepared for serious anatomical lingo. Email required Address anatkmy made public. The Vestibular System Sight and Touch. This is not a book that can be read and understood in a week.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 08, Ramona rated it liked it. Very good descriptions of poses, and pictures of modifications.

No eBook available Motilal Banarsidass Publ. Tough to read cover-to-cover although it’s incredibly informative! Notify me of new posts via email. 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. My only wish is that the author include m I kid you not, after practicing for months with nothing much to show for, I managed to do my first textbook style “walked in” headstand without a wall after seeing some illustrations in this book and understanding the role of hip flexibility in this pose.


Some Yoga manuals can be overly academic whilst others, hardly touching on the science of Yoga.

What did I like about it? You are commenting using your WordPress. Although I have previously taught a high school anatomy and physiology course, I still had to rely on YouTube to finally enlighten me hatja to what mutation and counter-nutation movements were, for example.

The human body, as with most mammals, has too many parts to attempt even just a skeletal outline in a mere page. Book ratings by Goodreads.

BOOK REVIEW: Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter | the !n(tro)verted yogi

I tried to read it carefully and will read it again someday so I wouldn’t miss any important informations inside. A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Anatomical illustrations were mostly helpful, and there were pictures of a variety of options for many poses.

The book is written in a highly professional and detailed way.

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

Hardcover1st editionpages. This is an excellent book. Account Options Sign in. Oh, and get thyself to a yoga class!

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

From inside the book. A reference for daily practice and a helping hand to any teacher. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners. Some of the descriptions of movements were highly technical, and difficult for me to comprehend.

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

Coulter was an medical college anatomy professor and experienced yoga practitioner, so he is an expert on the subject. This book is not exactly a page turner, but it is definitely my most used reference book for understanding the body, how hatha yoga can strengthen your anatomical functions and keeps all those feel foulter hormones and chemicals healthy and busy.

Standing postures will then be covered in chapter 4 because these poses are so important for beginning students, and because they provide a preview of backbending, forward bending, and twisting postures, which are covered in detail in chapters 5, 6, and 7.