Written for serious practitioners and teachers who want to use yoga to bring complete balance to the body, and understand, in more detail, how the asanas affect the structure of the body. You will learn "body reading" to determine what posture reveals about muscular imbalances. Stiles shares his understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, joint mobility and muscle strength, and teaches a series of joint-freeing exercises that can also be used to strengthen muscles. 123 illustrations. Index.