Books & Resources: Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy & Physiology for Yoga

  1. Aldous, Susi Hately — Anatomy and Asana: Preventing Yoga Injuries  link

  2. Biel, Andrew — Trail Guide to the Body: How to Locate Muscles, Bones and More   link

  3. Calais-Germain — Anatomy of Movement  link

  4. Calais-Germain — Anatomy of Movement: Exercises  link

  5. Clark, Bernie — Your Body, Your Yoga: Learn Alignment Cues That Are Skillful, Safe, and Best Suited To You  link

  6. Coulter, David — Anatomy of Hatha Yoga: A Manual for Students, Teachers, and Practitioners  link

  7. Dowd, Irene — Taking Root to Fly: Articles on Functional Anatomy  link

  8. Grilley, Paul — Anatomy for Yoga (DVD)  link

  9. Kaminoff, Leslie — Yoga Anatomy  link

  10. Kapit & Elson — The Anatomy Coloring Book  link

  11. Keil, David — Functional Anatomy of Yoga: A Guide for Practitioners and Teachers  link

  12. Koch, Liz — The Psoas Book  link

  13. Lasater, Judith Hanson PhD, PT — Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana  link

  14. Long, Ray, MD — Anatomy for Arm Balances and Inversions  link

  15. Long, Ray, MD — Anatomy for Backbends and Twists  link

  16. Long, Ray, MD — Anatomy for Hip Openers and Forward Bends  link

  17. Long, Ray, MD — Anatomy for Vinyasa Flow and Standing Poses  link

  18. Long, Ray, MD — The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume One  link

  19. Long, Ray, MD — Scientific Keys, Volume Two: The Key Poses of Yoga  link

  20. Moyer, Donald — Yoga for Healthy Feet: Practice from the Ground Up  link

  21. Myers, Thomas W. — Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists  link

  22. Segarra, Kirstie Bender — Myofascial Yoga: A Movement and Yoga Therapists Guide to Asana  link

  23. Todd, Mabel E. — The Thinking Body  link

  24. Weiss, Steven MS, DC, RYT — The Injury-Free Yoga Practice  link

Nervous System & Stress

  1. McGonigal, Kelly — The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for Your (And How to Get Good at It)  link

  2. Sapolsky, Robert M. — Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: The Acclaimed Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping  link


  • Anatomy Studies for Yoga Teachers (ASYT)  link
  • Bandha Yoga  link
  • Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy Courses  link
  • Yoga for Healthy Aging  link
  • Yoga Tune Up Blog  link


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