Illustrated with anatomical drawings for coloring throughout, The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book by Katie Lynch covers physiology of the breath; movements of the joints; workings of the spine, shoulders and pelvis and in-depth muscle information before moving onto Asana Anatomy specifically related to the main standing, seated and inversion postures.
We are happy to share with you our first excerpt from the book, covering the gluteus maximus, the largest muscle of the “glutes group” and the primary muscle for hip extension.
Wendy Teasdill, experienced yoga teacher and a tutor on the British Wheel of Yoga diploma course and pregnancy module said, of the book: ‘Katie Lynch’s The Complete Yoga Anatomy Colouring Book is a happy addition to my library of yoga books. Colouring has long been recognised for its therapeutic qualities, and the mindful act of colouring in images of muscles we use every day on our yoga mat reinforces and deepens the awareness in a very gentle, considerate manner. We don’t have to stress ourselves by being out-faced with long words we feel we have to remember: as if by magic, the words accompany the images we have brought to life through colouring. This awareness in turn seeps into our practice, and we are able to relate more organically with our iliopsoas as we manoeuvre from Virabhadrasana I to II, say; or we are able to more fully comprehend the incredible power of the diaphragm as we hang out in Urdhva Dhanurasana; or, having moved our nicely sharpened crayon over the attachment for the soleus muscle, it is as if switching on an inner illumination. Aha! So that’s where it attaches. Last week I didn’t even know it existed … And so, as our neurons bend, flex, extend and rotate, abduct and adduct – both internally and externally – to the inner rhythm, we regress to progress. Whether one is a yoga practitioner, teacher, student, student teacher or teacher of teachers – or all of the above – this is a book worth making time for.’
The Complete Yoga Anatomy Coloring Book
This practical and engaging coloring book helps yoga teachers and students develop their knowledge of the human body. Enhancing your yoga anatomy knowledge beyond basic training can improve your understanding of the biomechanics of the human body as well as how to reduce chances of injury. Katie Lynch covers physiology of the breath, movements of the joints, workings of the spine, shoulders and pelvis and in-depth muscle information, providing anatomical drawings to color in and so allowing learners to visually connect with the new information.