Illustrated Yoga Anatomy Book

Coming June 2020!

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Stu is founder of the Loveyogaanatomy website and YouTube channel. He’s been teaching Yoga Anatomy Workshops and on Yoga Teacher Trainings internationally since 2013.

Stu has been planning for many years to write a book that brings together his teaching in the same accessible way as he focuses on in person. When he met Bug and saw her fantastic drawings, the catalyst was found. Brilliant things are a breath away!

Bug Fawcett was born and raised in Zimbabwe and studied Visual Arts at the University of Stellenbosch. She works as an illustrator and graphic recorder and her clients range from fortune 500 companies to (humble) yoga anatomy teachers 😉

Bug is super excited to be working on a project that combines both her passions for yoga and drawing.  As a fledgeling yoga teacher, she finds the content not just easy to understand but also relevant to enhancing her own practice and allowing her to better serve her students.

Meet the Team

We are not all the same shape and size in real life so neither are our posse. They’re all excited to help demonstrate how this anatomy stuff can be applied to yoga.

Have I mentioned yet that the book is just crammed with Bug’s wonderful illustrations! Oh Yes, and Stu’s wise words 🙂

This book is different because it’s based around key concepts that influence how we move and make yoga postures.

I’ve talked to so many students over the years, so this book is tailored to what people want to know. Why do some students get hurt? How can I sequence properly? Why can a student do one pose but not another? How can I teach more safely, effectively and knowledgeably?

There will be five main sections in the book.

Key Concepts

Body Bits

Posture Groups

Stu’s Simple Model of Infinite Complexity

Appendices

Giving you only the level of detail you can use.

Here is an excerpt from the Key Concepts chapter Multi-segmental Movement.

If the desired movements don’t happen because of restriction at one or more of those joints, then the foot won’t be in the right position and forces will find the weak areas of the knee and ankle. Often the movement missing is either external rotation of the hip or knee flexion, sometimes both. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for yoga students to hurt these vulnerable areas by trying to pull the foot into position against the restrictions of the hip or knee. In this example of a multi-segmental movement, the forces in question are a torquing action and depending on an individual’s less stable area, ankle or knee, that is where the damage will be done. Pain experienced on the medial aspect of the knee or lateral aspect of the ankle is a sure sign that the required ROM is not available and the student needs to back off.

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15 comments

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    Pure awesomeness Stu! I am forever inspired by you.
    ….those illustrations though ☆
    #LoveYogaAnatomyFromJa
    #ImGonnaWinThatBook
    Namaste’ & Blessings
    Rakz

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    I love Yoga, I love Illustrations, I love Anatomy! this is heaven, a dream come true! <3

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    I have been practising Ashtanga for five years now Stu and also following your purple yoga and other anatomy related videos, I am really looking forward to get a copy of your book 🙂

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    Wow can’t wait. You have the knack of simplifying something really complicated and making it understandable 💖

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    What a great thing!!!! So excited to see the masterpiece! Bravo!

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    Having benefited from your knowledge first hand I will look forward to having a copy of your book so that I can refer to it when I get stuck or have a query.

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    So excited !! I am really looking forward to reading this book!

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    Very excited about this, it’s going to be so good for me and my yogees:)

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    OMG, this idea is great. An anatomy book for yoga lovers easy to understand and useful when used to explain Asanas!! so looking forward to June 2020.

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    Love those illustration ! Love yoga 🧘 I am sure it Will help me in my practice

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    Looks like important and interesting but sometimes rather dry theorie is put into an informative and entertaining form to make valuable knowledge accessible to everyone. Who knows, maybe learning anatomie can be fun?! Looking forward to hopefully get a copy soon 🙂

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    I am so looking forward to this…
    Read again. I am excited. About an anatomy book!!
    #loveyogaanatomy 💚🧘🏼‍♀️🤩

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    Looks interesting..on which date it will come out?

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    Looking forward to this! 🙂

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