This week’s yoga anatomy book is Yogabody by Judith Hanson Lasater. It takes a more traditional approach to the anatomy itself, including lots of charts about muscles with origins and insertions. However, it adds some hands-on explorations both within the text and in sections for the student and for the teacher at the end of each chapter, offering an opportunity to experience, say, how the patella moves, or to observe pelvic alignment.
The prose is clear and the illustrations helpful. The tone is friendly rather than intimidating, even though there is a ton of information.
I would describe it as a useful reference rather than a page-turner, but it has given me plenty to think about.