Ray Long is an orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. Ray Long is known for combining his medical knowledge and experience with everything we know about yoga. With this he wants to provide insights into the anatomical structures that are so important in yoga. Ray Long has written several books that elaborate on this, including clear illustrations to clarify his explanation and insights.
Through his three-dimensional illustrations of the human skeleton, including all major muscles and tendons, Ray Long explains more about the science behind the physical side of yoga. Science and spirituality are used proportionally in his books to teach us more about the human body during yoga.
Ray Long's books on yoga postures and muscles are often recommended for yoga teacher training. Precisely because they graphically show how our body moves during yoga postures.
In addition to being an orthopedic surgeon, Ray Long is also trained in yoga by BKS Iyengar, among others. He is also the founder of bandhayoga.com, where you daily read and learn about:
- Modern Western scientific research in relation to yoga
- Anatomy and bio-mechanism of our body, applied to yoga
- Stretching techniques and physiology
- Yoga postures and series that are good for our body
- Anatomical instructions to perfect your yoga postures
At the Yoga Shop we sell multiple books by Ray Long, so you can indulge yourself if you are interested in the physical aspect of yoga.