The Key Muscles of Yoga | Ray Long
"The Key Muscles of Yoga" by Ray Long was an essential guide in my journey to becoming a yoga teacher, in terms of anatomy. Honestly, this book has taken my yoga game to a whole new level! 🧘♀️💪
I turn to this book every time I create a yoga sequence or design a workshop. It serves as a kind of secret treasure map for the human body, with Ray Long bringing the principle of muscle antagonism, one of the foundations of Pralaya Yoga, to life. He not only reveals which muscles are active during poses like the downward dog or a challenging lotus position but also explains how these muscles collaborate and counteract each other in specific postures, greatly deepening your practice.
What I particularly appreciated is how accessible this book is. You don't need to be an anatomy expert to understand it, even though it was a bit intimidating at first:) Ray explains everything in a comprehensible manner, using clear illustrations and simple language. So, if you, like me, have always wanted to know which muscles are involved in various yoga poses and how they influence each other, this is definitely your book!
I promise you that after reading "The Key Muscles of Yoga," your yoga mat will never feel the same again. This book adds a whole new dimension to your practice and provides valuable insights into grasping the concept of muscle antagonism. So, grab this book and let your inner yogi shine! 🌟📘✨