Illustrated Yoga Anatomy Book

Coming January 2021!

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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Stuโ€™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 donโ€™t happen because of restriction at one or more of those joints, then the foot wonโ€™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 individualโ€™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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Racquel Rhino

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

Veronika

Looks amazing! So much fun!
Vx

Yael

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

Lakshmi Sriram

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Heather

Wow can’t wait. You have the knack of simplifying something really complicated and making it understandable ๐Ÿ’–

Ena Monteleone

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

Stella James

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.

Madoka Tsmaki

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

Jackie Clarke

Very excited about this, itโ€™s going to be so good for me and my yogees:)

Michelle Chicaiza

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.

Eleonota

Love those illustration ! Love yoga ๐Ÿง˜ I am sure it Will help me in my practice

Denise Waldhorn

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Vanessa Warwick

I am so looking forward to this…
Read again. I am excited. About an anatomy book!!
#loveyogaanatomy ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

Ramesh

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

Carole RIO

I can’t wait to read this book. The illustrations are beautiful and the anatomy seems to be explained clearly and simply. I’ll learn a lot for sure. BTW Josefin’s avatar is priceless! I can feel her energy just looking at the drawing. Good job Stu and team!

Neoklassical

Looking forward to this! ๐Ÿ™‚

Looks very good and so nice and sometimes humorous drawings! Inspiring!
GOOD LUCK!!!

Jana Nazikidis

Buuuug!!! so excidet to see your work, the incredible drawings combined with Stu’s huge anatomy knowledge!!

Angela van Sluijs

Good luck with the book launch. Hope the get a copy in my hands one day, all the best,
Angela

Delphineyogakl

Exciting by the humorous drawing, passionated by anatomy and always looking by new release to complete my knowledge and share with my students.
I would love to get it ๐Ÿ™

Patricia

Thrilled! Very much look forward to seeing it!

cathy lhamo

Will you be offering a course with your new book? Congrats to all who made this possible. cathy lhamo๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™

kamal

Look amazing cant wait for the launch so I can get my hands on it.

Carole CHARLES

This book is a great new, I hope it will be more helpful to me than the classics – David Keil and Leslie Kaminoff- I bought, following your enlightened advise, for my teacher training with Yoga Arts in Bali.
They are indeed very accurate and well illustrated but still a little boring for me(well, you have to push yourself into study).
Waiting eagerly for Bug Fawcett illustrations…

Wivi

I look forward to this book!

Joanna

Hey,

I canโ€™t wait to read this book!!! I really need a refresh and I love that the concepts link to real life scenarios, so I can make sense of the abstract!

Big love.

Joanna xxx

Johanna

Good luck for your book … looking forward to it ๐Ÿ˜Š
Love your undogmatic access to (Ashtanga) Yoga

Valentina

I would like to have this book ๐Ÿ˜Š
Useful ๐Ÿ‘

Selene Hoey

It looks sooo good and accessible xxxx

Shivani

Love your you tube channel Stu . Waiting to win a free copy of your book . Will be really delighted to have your book as I am learning Asthanga yoga all by myself through you tube videos and books so your book will be a great help to me ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’I wish I knew you were in UK I would have met you while I used to fly as a cabin crew with Virgin Atlantic from Mumbai to london used to fly every week .

Gia

This looks fantastic, it reminds me of my favorite childhood comic books!
Finish it, you can do it!!! Go baby go!!!
โ™ฅ๏ธ Gia

Vanessa Warwick

Can’t wait for this!!! Nearly there Stu ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Isabella

Truly outstanding work!

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