Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz & Karen Clippinger
Pilates Anatomy presents a visual perspective on correct alignment, posture and movements. It offers a unique inside look at your workout by providing a customisable approach.
Packed with illustrations and step-by- step instructions for over 45 of the most effective mat exercises that help for building a stronger and more articulate body.
This is Pilates as you’ve never seen it before. With detailed descriptions, step-by- step instruction, and stunning colour anatomical illustrations, Pilates Anatomy directs you through the exercises and programmes that tone the body, stabilise the core, improve balance and increase flexibility.
Using the original mat work of Joseph Pilates, readers are shown the most effective exercises. The book brings understanding to the importance of variations and minor adjustments and how breathing, alignment, posture, and movement are all fundamentally linked.
The book allows you to target a particular body region and delve deeper to stretch, strengthen, and finely coordinate specific muscles.
There’s techniques for breathing, concentration, and self-awareness that will allow for a unique exercise experience to enhance both the body and mind.
Whether you’re just beginning to explore the beauty and benefits of Pilates or have been practicing for years, Pilates Anatomy is a one-of- a-kind resource that you’ll refer to again and again.
Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews
Yoga Anatomy, Second Edition, brings the relationship between yoga and anatomy to life through detailed, colour anatomical illustrations and step-by- step instructions from industry experts.
This book arranges exercises into six sections including standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, supine, and arm supports. Each section providing an inside look into specific poses and better understanding for the movements involved.
Specific muscles respond differently to movements of the joints and this fully updated second edition brings light to how breathing and poses can effect these.
There’s also masses of information on how to enhance and reduce the pose effectiveness through different alterations.
Whether you’re just beginning your yoga journey or have been practicing for years, Yoga Anatomy is an invaluable resource. It allows readers to see each movement in an entirely new light.
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