Yoga Asana Anatomy

Yoga Asana Anatomy by Dr. Hermann Traitteur
A comprehensive textbook about the general and specific anatomy of the musculoskeletal system in the context of yoga asana including an introduction to the most common ailments.

Foreword by Geeta S. Iyengar

At the end of the 1990s, Hermann Traitteur began to instruct anatomy and physiology within the nascent German teacher training of Iyengar Yoga. During this time, he developed handouts for the courses as he found the majority of anatomy textbooks too complicated for the purposes of Iyengar Yoga and too difficult to understand for those without a background in medicine. From this “reader” emerged the German book "Yoga Asana Anatomie" first published in 2016. It took three more years to realize the English translation, which has gained greater depth and scope due to useful contributions made by Lois Steinberg and others. Geeta S. Iyengar kindly contributed a beautifully written foreword.