Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness

Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness

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By (author) A.G. Mohan

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 272mm x 18mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 14 December 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590301315
  • ISBN 13: 9781590301319
  • Illustrations note: LINE ART THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 13,011

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Most people think of yoga as a solitary activity that is inherently therapeutic. While that is generally true, yoga poses and breathing practices can also be prescribed for specific health problems--often in combination with dietary advice taken from Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine. "Yoga Therapy " is an essential guide for yoga teachers, advanced practitioners, and anyone who wants to make therapeutic use of yoga. A. G. and Indra Mohan prescribe postures, breathing techniques, and basic Ayurvedic principles for a variety of common health problems, including asthma, back pain, constipation, hip pain, knee pain, menstrual problems, and scoliosis. "Yoga Therapy " is one of the few books that shows yoga teachers how to put together appropriate yoga sequences and breathing techniques for their students. Mohan details how to correctly move into, hold, and move out of poses, how to breathe during practice to achieve specific results, and how to customize a yoga practice by creating sequences of yoga poses for a particular person.

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A. G. Mohan studied with Sri T. Krishnamacharya for eighteen years until the master's death in 1989. He is the author of numerous books. He lives in Chennai, India, with his wife, Indra, and son, Ganesh. The Mohans also teach workshops in the United States, India, and Europe.

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"An extraordinary Hatha manual... one you can read, savor, and refer to again and again as your practice unfolds."