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A yoga instructor can find Macivors illustrations to be largely helpful. They are large and clean-cut, and color-coded 3D renderings illuminate the muscles on the skeleton. The muscle being described is red against a white skeleton, which makes it easy to grasp where the muscle is located in relation to the rest of the body. The illustrations, along with Longs captions, can provide fodder for explanations of the asanas. Students often appreciate pearls of wisdom, throughout a class, and this book delivers them directly to the reader.

Anatomy, as a yoga instructor, is crucial for safety and liability reasons. Understanding anatomy also deepens knowledge of the asanas, helps in developing sequences, and gives students confidence that their teacher is knowledgeable. There is much to extract from The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I, an essential tool in aiding a teacher trainee in his or her journey to becoming an instructor.

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This is an intense book that I had every intention of reading and studying, but for now all I want to do is look at the pictures. Luckily they are excellent. All the anteriorposterioragonistsynergistand antagonist got way too complicated for me, but the drawings of musculature and skeletal systems in yoga postures is amazingly helpful in visualizing what is going on during my practice. Its written by a doctor and doesnt dumb down the anatomy lesson but makes it much more accessible, if not quite a summer beach read.

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The Key Poses Of Yoga: Scientific Keys Volume Ii

Book Title: The Key Poses of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume II By Ray Long

Details: This book offers a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. Specific anatomical and physiological descriptions highlight the agonist, antagonist, and synergist muscles that come into play with each pose. Volume II of the series illustrates the correct muscle use during key poses of hatha yoga. From beginners to experts, this book will become a constant companion.

About the Author: Ray Long, MD FRCSC, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. He graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with postgraduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal, and Florida Orthopedic Institute.

Rating : 4.8 out of 5 stars Price: $24.47

The Importance Of Anatomy For Yoga Teachers

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Anatomy is a vital element of teaching yoga. Yoga instructors are not doctors by a long shot, however, they are liable for problems a student might incur in their class. If a student is injured in a class, he or she can attempt to sue the instructor. A good sense of anatomy allows the instructor to prevent such problems by working the body correctly and efficiently. The body is a complicated entity with 640 muscles. Students often rely on instructors to answer questions about problem areas, increasing strength and/or flexibility in certain muscle groups, and many other anatomical aspects with which an Average Joe might not be familiar. Longs book is a fantastic reference in that regard because it is divided into regions of the body. If a student cannot give enough description as far as what is causing a problem or simply points to a general region, the book makes it easy to flip through the pages and find the muscle corresponding muscle.


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Personal Life And Family

Long first married Florence E. Webster, but divorced her in 1910. He later married Mrs. Schon, and subsequently married Mrs. Pearl Dillon, who was a writer herself. Finally, in 1922, Long married Lucy Virginia Bovie, who was originally from Gallipolis, Ohio. Their only child, Ray Long, was born two years later. At the time of Long’s death, his wife and his son, both of whom outlived long, resided in Greenwich, Connecticut, whereas Long had been residing in California at the time.

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In the second book of his series, The Key Poses of Yoga, Dr. Ray Long delves deeper into his scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. The Key Poses of Yoga follows the same highly visual format to illustrate the correct use of muscles during key poses of hatha yoga. The Scientific Keys series offers practitioners an insightful and instructive look into both the key muscles they will use and into the anatomy of poses to gain a deeper understanding of the practice of hatha yoga.

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Scientific Keys Vol. 1

Ray Long MD

The Key Muscles of Yoga is the first in Dr. Ray Long’s acclaimed series of yoga books that offer a scientific approach to understanding the practice of hatha yoga. Ray Long, MD FRCSC, a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga, created the Scientific Keys series to give practitioners of hatha yoga an intricate and in-depth guide to understanding the anatomy of yoga as it relates to both the poses and to their bodies. Through four-color, three-dimensional illustrations of major muscles, tendons, and ligaments, Dr. Ray Long describes the practice and benefits of hatha yoga. This comprehensive exploration of the key muscles of hatha yoga will be a constant companion from beginners to experts.


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Written by Ray Long MD, The Key Muscles of Yoga is an important book for students interested in becoming a yoga teacher. Human anatomy is vital information for any new yoga instructor to understand. However, anatomy is full of complicated terms and definitions, and in addition to learning Sanskrit, asanas, etc, anatomy can feel completely overwhelming. Yoga Alliance requires registered yoga certification programs to teach anatomy, so there is no escaping it in a yoga teacher training. Fortunately, Longs book helps to soften the blow of such a perplexing subject. Unlike many anatomy books, Longs tone is not solely cutthroat scientific terminology. Long is not only a board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is also a student of B.K.S. Iyengar and other international masters of Yoga. His writing is an accessible marriage of his two professions.

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