Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana – Judith Lasater

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In “Yogabody, ” author Judith Hanson Lasater writes, “You can’t fully understand the dynamic movement of asana without first understanding the basic structure of the human body.”

Drawing on almost 40 years’ experience as a yoga teacher and physical therapist, she focuses here on macroanatomy and kinesiology in relationship to asana practice and teaching.
Organized into five parts — the locomotor system, the vertebral column, the lower extremity, the trunk, and the upper extremity, “Yogabody “covers the body’s bones, joints, connective tissue, nerves, and muscles. This valuable guide builds on what yoga teachers already know and enables them to quickly decide what might help their students move with more enjoyment and less difficulty. It helps yoga students understand how their own body functions.
Packed with color anatomical drawings, black-and-white diagrammatic asana illustrations, and helpful charts, “Yogabody “is the “Gray’s Anatomy” for yoga teachers and students.

About the Author

Judith Hanson Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. She is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and serves on the advisory boards of Yoga Journal and Healing Lifestyles and Spas. Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States. She teaches yoga classes and trains yoga teachers in kinesiology, yoga therapeutics, and the Yoga Sutra in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also gives workshops throughout the United States, and has taught in Australia, Bolivia, Canada, England, France, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, and Russia.

Her popular “Asana” column ran in Yoga Journal for thirteen years, and she continues to contribute articles on a variety of subjects. In addition, her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and books, including Healing Lifestyles, Yoga International, Yoga Chicago, Ascent, LA Yoga, Natural Health, Sports Illustrated for Women, Prevention, Alternative Therapies, Numedx, International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Complementary Therapies in Rehabilitation, Yogini, The Woman’s Book of Yoga and Health, Living Yoga, American Yoga, The New Yoga for People Over 50, and Lilias, Yoga, and Your Life.

Currently, Judith is consulting on four studies being conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These studies focus on the use of restorative yoga to reduce hot flashes in menopausal women, to reduce metabolic syndrome, to reduce anxiety during drug rehabilitation, and for women in treatment for breast cancer.

Judith Hanson Lasater lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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Weight 0.73 kg


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