Explore the biomechanics of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control.
Did you know that yoga practice can help with age-related memory loss, or that the correct way to breathe throughout a sun salutation is influenced by what is happening to your organs as you move?
Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, all the muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, and much more.
With insight into variations on the poses and the specific benefits of different styles of yoga, such as kundalini and ashtanga, look no further than Science of Yoga to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimise the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.
About the Author
Ann Swanson is a yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, and advocate for self-care, based in Denver, Colorado, USA. Passionate about science, she has taught college anatomy and physiology and holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she is now on faculty. Ann specializes in helping people relieve pain with online yoga therapy. She also mentors other yoga teachers and therapists one-on-one online. Ann has a way of making complex scientific ideas of anatomy and therapeutic yoga simple to understand and apply practically.