In MetaAnatomy Volume Two- Body Poetry my intention is to reconnect. To make connections between the physical and energetic anatomy. To make connections between systems or schools of Yoga. To make connections between you and me as we share our embodied experience of being alive in these forms. Just like we can feel areas of great spaciousness or congestion in our lower backs we can experience that sensation in our own hearts. Just as we know ourselves to have standing patterns of tone and compensation, habits and patterns in our physical bodies, we experience the same, conceptually, in our mental and emotional forms. Some of our patterns support us, some are coping mechanisms, and some we find don't work for us anymore or even bring about suffering. Through exploration of our body maps and our own subtle forms we can bring about real, lasting, profound change to both our internal and external landscapes.Let's begin and dive inward using these poetic, subtle and experiential GPS maps to navigate the complexity and totality of who we are and who we can be. In Volume Two- Body Poetry we explore the maps and models of the Nadis, Chakras, Koshas and Vayus and take a closer look at the poetry of our breath, brain and heart. Each chapter also concludes with a meditation to help us reconnect to the embodied experience of our own physical and energetic anatomies.
Meta, like in the words metaphysical or metacarpals, means beyond, and MetaAnatomy is the attempt to go beyond our often limited concepts of our own bodies. In Anatomy of a Yogi Volume One we introduce you to... You! With chapter titles like "I've got your back, Jack" on the glorious spine and "Oh the nerve" on the magnificent nervous system we try to disseminate what can be dense information into fun accessible bite size pieces (so to speak!). Wrapped inside the teachings of yoga philosophy this makes an excellent companion to yoga teacher training programs or for those yoga students interested in learning about their own amazing body. This book covers all the major muscles, bones and joints along with the anatomy of breath and the nervous system forming a comprehensive and lighthearted study for yoga students, yoga teachers or anyone with a body.