By H. David Coulter
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga--revised and up to date with complete colour illustrations and photos--is the main finished and authoritative paintings to be had correlating the examine of hatha yoga with anatomy and body structure. it's a must-have for someone who's desirous about learning or instructing yoga, and a useful source for someone in a box in terms of actual conditioning. the writer holds a PhD in Anatomy and was once a sought-after professor, instructor and yoga practitioner for over thirty years. He lived and taught on the Himalayan Institute for Yoga technology and Philosophy, and the college of Minnesota and Columbia college scientific schools.
The ebook is exclusive within the literature, combining the breadth and intensity of a textbook with the clarity, humor and circulation of the good technological know-how writers of our time, whereas bridging the space among biomedicine and complementary medication. In it, you'll find a complete evaluation of yoga anatomy and body structure, with targeted emphasis at the musculoskeletal, frightened, and cadiovascular systems.
The e-book offers the anatomy of yoga in medical phrases, whereas even as respecting its ideas. the writer discusses the fundamental premises of hatha yoga with foundational fabric approved in biomedical sciences, expressly keeping off touch upon non-physical suggestions equivalent to prana and the chakras. Postures are mentioned intimately and depicted in first-class caliber colour pictures, followed by means of anatomical diagrams to demonstrate severe methods and muscle groups.
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W . 10 and 11) Srsti-sthiti-layatmika, all 1 Thus, the Theosophical Sanskritist Srisa-Candra-Vasu, in his “ In troduction to Yoga Philosophy,” calls the Linga-Sarlra “ the ethereal d up licate” (p. 35). According to the ordinary Indian use o f that term the Linga-Sarira is the subtle body— that is, the Antahkarana and Indriyas — vehicled by the Tanmatras, or according to another account, the five Pranas. Elsewhere (p. 51) it is called the “ Astral ” body, and some statements are made as to the Cakras which are not in accordance with the texts with which I am acquainted.
On the contrary all is essentially consciousness, but that it is unconscious because it is the object of the conscious self. For mind limits Consciousness so as to enable man to have finite experience. There is no Mind without consciousness as its background, though 1 Spirit is Atma which manifests as the Self. Its vehicles are Mind or Antahkarana working with Manas and the Senses or Indryas, and Matter, namely, the five kinds of Bhuta or sensible matter. BODILESS CONSCIOUSNESS 27 supreme Consciousness is Mindless (Amanah).
This Maya contains, and is in fact constituted by, the collective Samskara or Vasana—that is, the mental impressions and tendencies produced by Karma accomplished in previously existing worlds. These constitute the mass of the potential ignorance (Avidya) by which Consciousness veils itself. They were produced by desire for worldly enjoyment, and themselves produce such desire. The worlds exist because they, in their totality, will to exist. Each individual exists because his will desires worldly life.
Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners (Revised Edition) by H. David Coulter