Yoga as Medicine

Author: Yoga Journal
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553903942
Format: PDF, Docs
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The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,“ Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Medical Therapeutic Yoga

Author: Ginger Garner
Publisher: Handspring Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781909141131
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book brings a large body of work, known as medical therapeutic yoga (MTY), to health professionals and yoga teachers so they can apply yoga postures to treat acute and chronic disease processes. MTY is based on integrative medicine's biopsychosocial model of care, a patient-centered approach - shown to be the most effective.

Yoga RX

Author: Larry Payne
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307493520
Format: PDF
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East meets West as an assistant dean at the UCLA School of Medecine and a celebrity Yoga instructor show how to use ancient Yoga postures for treating dozens of common ailments. Yoga has never been hotter in America, and now its benefits are being recognized far beyond the arenas of enlightenment and body sculpting. Yoga RX distills an array of postures into an easy-to-use regimen for anyone seeking relief for anything from back pain to the common cold. Written by a highly respected professor of medecine and a renowned Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist whose clients include Warren Beatty, Ted Danson, and Dolly Parton, Yoga RX offers a holistic program based on the authors' research into the science of Yoga. Helping readers enhance their chances of disease prevention through increased circulation, strength, flexibility, and concentration, this accessible handbook also covers specific Yoga therapies for treating illnesses such as: • Arthritis • Headaches • PMS • Insomnia • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome In the tradition of The Pilates Body, this step-by-step, illustrated handbook is the ultimate prescription for healing body, mind, and soul. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dr Yoga

Author: Nirmala Heriza
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9781585422920
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Outlines a program for promoting health through yoga, recommending preventative and rehabilitative practices for specific needs while providing a physician and therapist referral directory and numerous recipes to complement a yoga regimen. Original. 30,000 first printing.

Healing Yoga Proven Postures to Treat Twenty Common Ailments from Backache to Bone Loss Shoulder Pain to Bunions and More

Author: Loren Fishman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393246620
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“To many of his patients [Dr. Fishman] is a miracle worker.”—Jane E. Brody, New York Times Healing Yoga unites medical knowledge with the practice of yoga to help treat twenty common conditions, including headache, weight gain, the common cold, scoliosis, PMS, stress, depression, and eight different types of back pain. Dr. Fishman shares techniques he has invented, refined, and validated with thousands of patients, including detailed pose instructions and accompanying photographs. He walks readers through not only healing but also diagnosis of specific medical conditions, especially back pain, when there is more than one source of trouble. Suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis, this book is an at-home guide to a renowned doctor’s expertise.

The Path of Yoga

Author: Georg Feuerstein
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This overview of the essentials of Yoga is meant to both broaden and deepen the understanding of beginning students. It covers all the basic elements of this ancient discipline and philosophy of India—including Yoga poses, diet, breath control, meditation, mantras, Kundalini energy, and more. It also includes newly translated excerpts from the scriptures and pays special attention to branches of Yoga, such as Tantra, that are of great interest to Western students but are frequently misunderstood.

Beyond the Mat

Author: Julie Rosenberg
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738219851
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Achieve professional and personal success by following the ten philosophical principles of yoga, along with powerful poses that can be done at a desk, in flight, or on the go Practicing yoga is an extremely popular way to get fit, but its underlying philosophy can offer so much more to focus the mind and help you to discover untapped personal power. In Beyond the Mat, business leader, physician, and certified yoga instructor Julie Rosenberg shows you how to bring yoga out of the studio and into your personal and professional life. She shares how yoga is more than just poses (though those do help with backs tired from slumping in front of computers all day), with a clear explanation of the underlying principles, real-life examples, and anecdotes from her own life and professional career. Yoga's philosophical principles extend far beyond the mat and form a framework to support your overall well-being, achieve success, and become a more effective leader.