Students Anatomy of Yoga Manual

30 detailed muscle illustrations in complex yoga poses

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Client: Quarto Publishing
Medium: Digital, (Photoshop)
Categories: Publishing

Having worked on the anatomy title ‘The Student’s Anatomy of Stretching Manual’ we were of course delighted to be asked to work on this sequel called ‘The Student’s Manual of Yoga Anatomy’.

Yoga anatomy is a full colour guide dedicated to the principles of yoga. The main content examines thirty yoga asanas and is split into six chapters that divides the asanas into types such as standing poses, standing balancing poses, sitting poses, inversions.  The Student’s Anatomy of Yoga Manual is the essential guide for anyone looking to understand the importance of doing yoga poses correctly in order to maximise the benefit and avoid pain and injury.

Project Brief

Commissioned by Quarto part of Global Publishing Group our brief was to create a set of 30 illustrations about individual Yoga techniques. Working closely with the publisher’s author the illustrations were to follow very specific guidelines for the correct positioning of each yoga position, to show how an individual should carry out each one and to add the correct superficial muscle anatomy. The purpose of the muscle anatomy to show the relevant muscles involved in each movement in accordance with each yoga position. They were to be anatomically accurate and lifelike but also meet the strict schedule publishing deadline

“Joanna has a great eye for detail and the illustrations were loved by everyone, most especially by the client.”Stuart Banks, Digital Project Manager, Frontera
“Joanna was right at home working with us to develop illustrations that both met our clinical needs and fit perfectly into the aesthetics of our user interface. Her work is superb!”Michael Gold , Director of Product Development, CareCloud
“We have now received the new folder with your illustrations: I love it!”Lisa Ruckstuhl - Product Manager Osteoporosis, Daiichi Sankyo (Schweiz) AG
“I’m really pleased with how the book finally looks and that is in part huge thanks to Jo for such fantastic and skilled art. The level of detail that Jo achieves is incredible and her medical knowledge clearly abounds. She is always such a pleasure to work with – nothing is too big or small a job. It was all approached with the same cheery manner! Jo always delivered on deadlines too, which is a huge relief to us designers! Many thanks – it has indeed been a pleasure. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jo!”Senior Designer, Duncan Baird Publishers
“Joanna and her team are a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and creative. They turned around several excellent animations and drawings for our video series. We certainly would enjoy working with them again!”David Mathison, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Pediatric Transport, Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Joanna has provided the core illustrations for a number of our iPad Apps, and her illustrations have received terrific reviews from our users. She understands our requirements clearly and also understands the specifics of illustrating for digital media and mobile applications. The quality of her work is outstanding, and she can be relied upon to hit deadlines and deliver to the exact clinical requirements of each project.”Todd Morgan, Co-Founder, drawMD
“Hello Tim and Joanna,
Thank you for the illustrations, you have done an outstanding job on the finished articles… The service provided was efficient and very thorough, we were very happy with the way you able to understand and translate the brief into an illustration which captured the desired output.”Clare Lynex, Senior Medical Writer, UBM Media Asia, Singapore
“We found to be energetic, imaginative, and efficient, a joy to work with!”Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London