YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement seeks to bridge the divide between the application
of classical anatomy and real-life experiences of practicing and teaching yoga.
This book presents fascia as the tensional network of connective tissues; the fabric of the human form. Research into fascia is revealing a whole new context for understanding the human body both at rest and in motion. Whatever your style of yoga, YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement makes sense of the experience of the moving body in and beyond the yoga classroom. It is a groundbreaking and invaluable resource in the contemporary art and science of yoga.
The book is written in straightforward and accessible language, and is divided into three parts:
Part 1 examines recent research and the paradigm shift from the classical anatomy of the musculoskeletal system to the new perspective the fascia provides.
Part 2 applies this perspective to the practice of yoga with clear descriptions of techniques, exercises and plenty of illustrations.
Part 3 considers the metaphysical aspect of yoga and the hidden geometry of our biotensegrity architecture as a metaphor for consciousness.
YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement is intended primarily for Yoga Teachers, but can be adapted for use with Pilates or other movement training programs. Therapists working in the fields of sport, dance, and movement therapy as well as manual practitioners will all find the book enhances their approach to practice.
PART 1 Activating the intellectual mind: behind the new paradigm
1. The Art of Contemporary Yoga
2. Ancient Wisdom and New Knowledge
3. The Science of Body Architecture
4. Biotensegrity Structures
5. The Remarkable Human Blueprint
6. The Breath, the Bones and the Dermatomes
7. Spines, Lines and Automobility
8. The Elastic Body9. Sense and Sentience
10. The Fascial Forms
PART 2 Animating the instinctive body: applying the new paradigm
11. Animating the Architecture
12. Yoga and Anatomy Trains
13. Yoga and Posture Profiling
14. Adjustment of the Fascial Form
15. The Elastic Breath
16. Yoga for the Fascial Body: A Simple Practice
PART 3 Illuminating intuitive awareness: integrating the new paradigm
17. Freeing the Fascia from Within
18. The Inner Sense of the Fascia
19. Presence and Pre-sense of the Fascia
20. Posture Mandalas
21. Archetypal Geometries