Functional Awareness and Yoga: An Anatomical Guide to the Body in Reflective Practice (Paperback)

Functional Awareness and Yoga: An Anatomical Guide to the Body in Reflective Practice By Nancy Romita, Allegra Romita Cover Image

Functional Awareness and Yoga: An Anatomical Guide to the Body in Reflective Practice (Paperback)

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Functional Awareness and Yoga is an essential book for all who wishes to deepen their yoga practice and discover strategies to reduce strain or discomfort on the mat as well as in daily life. It is also an excellent book of introductory concepts in anatomy as applied to yoga required during a yoga teacher training. Each chapter provides essentials in functional anatomy with over 60 practical illustrations. The chapters also apply specific postures in yoga with cues to support the practice on the mat. Finally, each chapter contains a mindful practice section to help readers integrate anatomical imagery into daily life in order to release unnecessary tension, improve posture, and support ease of movement.

The reflective practice of Functional Awareness(R) changes how one goes through simple daily tasks in living and demonstrates how these small simple shifts can have a profound effect on ease in action and resilience in movement both on and off the yoga mat. Guiding readers through the essentials in body alignment by providing engaging explorations in body/mind awareness, the book offers a pathway to improve resilience and balance in action.
Allegra Romita teaches Functional Awareness(R) Anatomy in Action, Dance, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga in New York City. She is also a Certified Movement Analyst.Nancy Romita is on faculty at Towson University where she teaches anatomy and kinesiology. She is also Director of the Alexander Technique Mid-Atlantic Teacher Training Course.
Product Details ISBN: 9780190863920
ISBN-10: 0190863927
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: December 5th, 2018
Pages: 136
Language: English