The Mat Companion Series is a series of four beautifully illustrated books. They provide insightful, step by step instructions to help you use scientific basics to make the most out of your practice.
Each book contains the Bandha Yoga Codex: a simple five-step plan to perform every pose with maximum strength, agility and precision. Applicable to every style and at level of (physical) yoga.
With clear 3d illustrations of the major muscles, tendons and ligaments Long describes very precisely the correct positioning of each asana and their effect. Precise anatomical instructions explain what muscles to activate in each pose, taking the effect and the experience of each pose to a whole new level.
The four books each focus on one group of yoga poses: Standing poses / forward bends and hip openers / backbends and twists / inversions.
The illustrations describe the most important movements that make the asana possible, how the asana kan bee deepend, and the sequence of muscle activation.
These beautiful books are wonderful "companions" to put next to your mat during practice.
Ray Long has been known for some time with his books "The Key Poses" and "The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga." His books are often used in teacher trainings because the images give immediate practical insight to yoga anatomy, even for people who are not familiar with its terminology.
Ray Long MD FRCSC is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of Bandha Yoga. Ray graduated from The University of Michigan Medical School with post-graduate training at Cornell University, McGill University, The University of Montreal and Florida Orthopedic Institute. He has studied hatha yoga for over twenty years, training extensively with B.K.S. Iyengar and other leading yoga masters. - See more at: http://www.bandhayoga.com
Part 4 describes armbalances and inversions with insightful 3D anatomy images. Get the most out of y..
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