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Mainstream America is finally catching on to what Eastern countries have known for thousands of years--that yoga is not only a great, low-impact way to increase flexibility and reduce stress, it is also useful in healing any number of afflictions, from common aches and pains to chronic diseases and emotional setbacks. In this easy to follow guide for practitioners at all levels, America's leading teacher of Viniyoga emphasizes the physical as well as the spiritual components of healing through yoga. Beginning with a general introduction, he then includes case studies and specific yoga sequences designed to address individual ailments. Best of all, each step of each posture in a sequence is clearly illustrated with its own photograph. The exercises in this book are truly transformative and certain to help those searching for alternatives to mainstream medicine and those looking for a way of becoming more involved in their own physical well-being.

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A fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to achieving wellness through Viniyoga, emphasizing the spiritual and physical components of healing. Photos throughout.

About the Author

Founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow is one of the few Westerners certified to train teachers and therapists in the Viniyoga lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and T. K. V. Desikachar. He conducts seminars and retreats throughout the United States and Europe and makes his home in Maui, Hawaii.

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lorettamarielong, January 19, 2008 (view all comments by lorettamarielong)
If you have aches and pains that slow you down or drain your energy Viniyoga might help you feel better. With more than ten years of experience as a yoga teacher and massage therapist I have studied several forms or yoga ranging from Iyengar, to Kundalini, and Sivananada. Viniyoga seems to me to be the most healing form of yoga for students and clients because it combines slow, simple movements with every breath.

Gary Kraftsow, author of Yoga for Wellness, has given us a remarkable gift by teaching us this technique. Anyone who has been injured can tell you that when their neck hurts, it often causes their low back to hurt, too. Or with a knee injury, a hip might start aching a week or two later. The posture flows in Yoga For Wellness are brilliant. A simple spinal twist includes a subtle arm movement that makes it especially healing for neck injuries. Variations on the cat stretch help unstick the Si joint and reteach the pelvis correct lumbar-sacral movement. Kraftsow's masterful knowlege of kinesiology has allowed him to create simple posture flows, tailored for specific injuries, that everyone can practice .

Every yoga teacher, physical therapist, and massage therapist would be wise to own this book because it contains posture flows for specific injuries as well as advanced flows for pain-free bodies who want to grow their yoga practice. The wonderful lessons in anatomy and physiology also help lay people understand their bodies better and give health practitioners a nice review from a yogi's perspective. The spiritual lessons in Yoga for Wellness are very tasteful and do not overwhelm readers with esoteric yoga teachings that most yoga teachers love but students often find kind of weird. It's truly a wonderful book and once you learn the exercises and add them to your pain control methods you will be as grateful as I am that Gary Kraftsow took the time to write it!

Every time I'm hurting I go back to this book. And the posture flows never fail to make me feel better by the next day which seems really remarkable!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140195699
Author:
Kraftsow, Gary
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Yoga
Subject:
Yoga, hatha
Subject:
Healing
Subject:
Hatha yoga
Subject:
Metaphysics-Healing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Compass
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
11.14x8.35x.84 in. 2.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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