This book describes the philosophy and postures of hatha yoga with an objective analysis correlating these postures with biomedicine. Using anatomically precise terminology, the book discusses the effects of hatha yoga on major body systems and provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of hatha yoga with special emphasis on the musculoskeletal, nervous, and cadiovascular systems.
Dr. Coulter brings over 25 years’ teaching experience in science and hatha yoga to this book. His writing style should satisfy and appeal to a range of disciplines and individuals at varying educational and professional levels.
The author discusses the basic premises of hatha yoga with foundational material accepted in biomedical sciences, expressly avoiding comment on non-physical concepts such as prana and the chakras. All postures are discussed in detail and depicted in black-and-white photographs. The book presents hatha yoga in scientific terms while at the same time respecting its principles.