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Anatomy for Yoga

with Paul Grilley

From internationally renowned master yoga teacher Paul Grilley's, Anatomy for Yoga, is the best-selling, paradigm-shifting modern classic celebrated by senior yoga teachers and collected by tens of thousands of students around the world, offering an extraordinary experience for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of their anatomy and yoga practice.

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  • SKU: AFYD
  • 4 Hours
  • 1 DVD
  • NTSC
  • All Regions

Overview

The Bible of All "Yoga Anatomy" Teacher Training Programs Around the World!!!

An invaluable resource for both yoga students and teachers, this best-selling DVD includes nearly 4 hours of in-depth lectures, demonstrations and special features on the human anatomy as it relates to yoga practice. The DVD focuses on comparative skeletal anatomy: understanding the underlying skeletal structure of the body, how the shapes and sizes of the bones differ from person to person, and how to use that knowledge in gaining a much deeper understanding of our individual yoga practices.

Paul Grilley explains the key concepts of compression, tension, proportion and orientation with the help of a wide range of yoga students. These concepts help us to understand why no two people will ever experience the same yoga posture in exactly the same way. Paul's light-hearted yet provocative approach will challenge many misconceptions about yoga while providing the foundation for the development of a truly personal yoga practice grounded in safety and respect.

Highlights from this DVD include:

  • • Nearly 4 hours of presentations, comparisons and special features
  • • Interactive Skeleton feature as an anatomy study aid
  • • Bonus lecture: differences among real human femur bones
  • • Q&A: real yoga teachers ask Paul common questions about anatomy and yoga

Anatomy presentation topics include:

  • • Tension vs. Compression
  • • The Eight Major Joints of the Body: an overview using comparative anatomy
  • • The Shoulder vs. the Spine
  • • The Femur and the Pelvis
  • • The Importance of Skeletal Proportion
  • • Orientation to Gravity

Special Limited-time Offer! Buy this Anatomy for Yoga DVD and add Paul's downloadable Online Course Anatomy for Yoga: Shoulderstand to your order for just $10!

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Great tool for teachers Review by tina
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Every Yoga Teacher should review this (Posted on 11/21/2011)
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Very insightful and helpful Review by Victoria, Berkshire, UK
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I absolutely loved it! It is very insightful and helpful. Thank you very much. Paul does a great job at communicating his knowledge to the audience. (Posted on 2/16/2011)
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Very insightful and helpful Review by Victoria, Berkshire, UK
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I absolutely loved it! It is very insightful and helpful. Thank you very much. Paul does a great job at communicating his knowledge to the audience. (Posted on 2/16/2011)
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This is such a wonderful way to start learning with Paul, or reviewing after a workshop with him. I've watched this with Yoga friends and massage therapist pals - everyone who sees this is impressed by the simple explanations about differences in bodies people are curious about. Love the format, which allows review for pertinent information before teaching a series or workshop, and use it to bolster my notes from training with Paul. (Posted on 6/14/2010)
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I loved it! Review by Janet Schriever, Aliso Viejo, CA
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I loved it! I found Paul's lecture extremely clear, easy to understand and enlightening. And I so much agree that we all need to let go of whatever yogic dogma we have been trained to believe and start teaching individuals instead of styles. I thought his lecture and message was perfect. (Posted on 4/15/2009)
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Wow! Review by Storme Van Rassel, Ontario, Canada
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Wow! I picked up my copy last night at the post office, took it home, immediately unwrapped it and watched the whole thing from start to finish. This is the greatest thing! The concepts of compression and tension are so simple... we are what we bring structurally to the mat. I can hardly wait to start my 2004 classes so that I can share this with my students. It was as though I was an active participant in a Paul Grilley workshop. Thank you Paul for having this idea... and thank you Mark and Ian for bringing it to life. (Posted on 4/15/2009)
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A great service to the yoga community Review by Ramji - Mick Goodman, Kansas City, MO
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We started a teacher training program last year and we were looking for a different approach to anatomy. We hired an instructor for our anatomy sessions... and he is very knowledable, but I kept thinking there has to be a more practical approach. This is it. You've done it. I'm suggesting all of the students in the program order the DVD. You've done a great service to the yoga community. (Posted on 4/15/2009)
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"...this new DVD from Paul Grilley is such a welcome arrival. Grilley is best known as one of the foremost proponents of Taoist or Yin Yoga, which combines the meridian modalities of China (for example, acupuncture) with the yogic and Tantric methods of India. But judging from this DVD, he also knows a thing or two about the Western understanding of human anatomy.

“...The great thing about the DVD is that the presentation, unlike the usual two-dimensional anatomy book, is visually striking and experiential. Grilley illustrates his points not only on a skeleton but on living bodies, with helpful graphic overlays to emphasize certain points... Teachers, serious students, and anyone running a teacher training program worth it's salt will want a copy of this DVD."

- Yoga Journal



"Paul Grilley's message is very simple yet very profound. Teachers and students alike need to understand that people's anatomical structures are very different and can determine their ability to do various yoga poses. In fact, I think this message is so important that viewing Anatomy for Yoga or taking a workshop from Paul should be a requirement in all yoga teacher training programs."

-- Yoga Chicago Magazine

"... The production quality of this DVD is outstanding. The graphics are beautiful. The menu structure is easy to navigate. If you are looking to sit with a compassionate and knowledgeable teacher who communicates well to deepen your understanding of anatomy and your yoga practice ... I can think of no better DVD. Anatomy for Yoga is an excellent resource in every yoga teacher's library!"

-- Megan McCarver, YogaEverywhere.com

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About Paul Grilley

Paul Grilley

A well-known master of yin yoga, Paul brings a thorough grounding in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga as well as anatomy and kinesiology to his teaching, which integrates the Taoist yoga of martial arts master Paulie Zink and the Chinese meridian and acupuncture theories of Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama. Paul's book, Yin Yoga: Principles and Practice, explains how yin yoga can teach us to relax, be patient, be quiet, and focus on the skeleton and its joints—a necessary counterpoint to today's more ubiquitous muscular yoga.

Paul began to study yoga after reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. He holds a master’s degree from St. John's College in the study of the Great Books of the Western World, and he enjoys reading about esoteric subjects and science, continuously looking for ways to bridge the two.

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