Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise

A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists
Elsevier (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. August 2010
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  • 256 Seiten
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Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise is a practical guide to prescribing yoga exercises therapeutically for common health problems. The book is aimed at all manual therapists, as well as yoga teachers working with beginners and physically restricted or older students. It describes how to modify yoga postures for a wide range of patients and conditions, integrating relaxation, stretching and strengthening. Written in an accessible style and with a very practical layout, it describes the principles and aims of this exercise approach before providing groups of exercises for specific areas of the body (feet and knees, pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle, neck, arms and hands). Exercises are classified from basic to advanced level and supported by clear illustrative photographs and precise descriptions.


Includes basic tests to find the appropriate exercises

Gives advice for patient compliance

Presents basic exercises for all areas of the body

Helps patients build up a successful individual form of practice


Luise Wörle and Erik Pfeiff both lecture and teach

throughout Europe. Luise is a yoga teacher and osteopath;

Erik is a psychotherapist and bodywork therapist.

  • Englisch
  • London
  • |
  • Großbritannien
  • 25,42 MB
978-0-7020-5001-5 (9780702050015)
0702050016 (0702050016)
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  • Front cover
  • Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise: A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Forewords
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to yoga
  • A short overview of the history of yoga
  • Yoga and health
  • Aims to be achieved through practice and principles underlying the exercise approach
  • Research on therapeutic yoga
  • What anatomy teaches for the performance of yoga exercises
  • Final considerations
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Mindful exercising
  • Theories of mindfulness
  • Teaching mindfulness and mindful exercising
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Diagnosis
  • General considerations for diagnosis and testing
  • Tests of our aims of exercising
  • Exercise and pain
  • Contraindications
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Motivation and cognitive-behavioral intervention strategies
  • General considerations
  • Practical measures
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Preparatory practice for the yoga art of breathing
  • General introduction
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of respiration
  • Preparation for pranyama, the yoga art of breathing
  • References
  • Chapter 6: The basic exercises
  • General introduction: basic exercises
  • Basic exercises for the lumbar spine
  • Basic exercises for the thoracic cage and ribs
  • Basic exercises for the thoracic spine
  • Basic exercises for the shoulder girdle and the cervicothoracic junction
  • Basic exercises for the cervical spine, head, and temporomandibular joint
  • Basic exercises for elbows, wrists, and hands
  • 7. Basic exercises for the pelvis
  • Basic exercises for the hips
  • Basic exercises for the knees
  • Basic exercises for the feet
  • References
  • Chapter 7: Selected asanas for integrating the aims and principles
  • Introduction
  • Selectedasanas
  • Combinations and sequencing of asanas
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 8: Yoga in everyday life
  • Introduction
  • Selections from practice that are suitable for integration into many areas and situations
  • Examples for integrating the spirit and practice of yoga into everyday life
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword
  • Index

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