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A Modern Yogi’s Practical Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Your Amazing Body
A gifted teacher reveals the miracle that is your body—combining science, yogic wisdom, and liberating movement practices.
“Meta” means “beyond”—and in MetaAnatomy, celebrated yoga teacher Kristin Leal takes us far beyond our limited understanding of our amazing human bodies. In this information-rich and accessible resource, you’ll do more than label parts of your anatomy and identify your energy systems. You’ll develop a new level of “body literacy”—a deep and vital relationship with the physical, emotional, and energetic aspects of your being.
MetaAnatomy begins in Part 1 with a practical guide for your major muscles, bones, and joints. In Part 2, you’ll take a deep dive into your breath and nervous systems, and discover ancient yogic technologies to enhance your health and expand your awareness of subtle energy. And in Part 3, you’ll put it all together—combining the philosophical, energetic, and physical to make lasting changes to your health, your spiritual practice, and your connection with the world around you. Each section includes accessible mini-practices, meditations, insights for students and teachers of yoga, and much more. Leal writes in an engaging, lighthearted style that makes complex concepts imminently understandable.