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The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

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The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field. It brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapy, and supports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible profession.  This book comprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practice

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The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field.

This book

  • brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapy
  • supports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible profession
  • comprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practice
  • includes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yoga
  • reviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditions
  • Provides brief contributions by expert yoga therapists describing practical implementation issues relevant to yoga for specific conditions.

The editors (Sat Bir KHALSA, Lorenzo COHEN, Timothy McCALL, and Shirley TELLES ) include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.

This 566 pages book will prove essential to yoga therapists, movement and physical therapists, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals interested in yoga as a therapeutic intervention.

 

Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Yoga Psychophysiology
1. Introduction
2. History, philosophy and practice of yoga
3. History, philosophy and practice of yoga therapy
4. Research on the psychophysiology of yoga

Section 2: Mental Health
5. Yoga therapy for depression
6. Yoga therapy for anxiety spectrum disorders (GAD, PD, OCD, PTSD)*
7. Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions (insomnia, ADD, addictions, schizophrenia, etc.)

Section 3: Musculoskeletal and Neurological
8. Yoga therapy for back pain (low back pain, scoliosis, disc problems, kyphosis, injuries, etc.)
9. Yoga therapy for other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions (neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, injuries, etc.)
10. Yoga therapy for neurological and immune disorders (pain disorders, fibromyalgia, autism, TBI, Alzheimers)

Section 4: Endocrine
11. Yoga therapy for diabetes
12. Yoga therapy for metabolic syndrome, weight control, endocrine disorders

Section 5: Cardiorespiratory
13. Yoga therapy for heart disease
14. Yoga therapy for hypertension
15. Yoga therapy for respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD)

Section 6: Cancer
16. Yoga therapy for cancer treatment
17. Yoga therapy for cancer pre- and post-treatment

Section 7: Normative/Special Populations
18. Yoga therapy in children and adolescents
19. Yoga therapy in the elderly
20. Yoga therapy for women’s health (normal and high-risk pregnancy, PMS, perimenopausal symptoms)
21. Yoga as prevention and wellness maintenance

Section 8: Practical and Future Considerations
22. Yoga therapy practical implementation issues
23. Future research and clinical trends and needs
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