Therapeutic Yoga Kit

Therapeutic Yoga Kit : Sixteen Postures for Self-Healing Through Quiet Yin Awareness

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In THE THERAPEUTIC YOGA KIT, Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer combine the gentle healing of Therapeutic Yoga and the quiet awareness of a yin practice to present 16 gentle postures that relieve stress and fatigue and promote recovery from injury and illness. Therapeutic Yoga is a blend of Restorative Yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and life's everyday stresses. A yin practice encourages the attitude of acceptance and helps us leave behind our yang need for constant striving and action.

Each pose represents a gentle, adapted posture that is held for 10 minutes or more in a fully supported state. The authors, also, include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to release stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles and lubricate the joints. The 16 posture cards and 75-minute audio CD of guided routines and meditations that accompany the text facilitate the creation of a personalised practice. The authors emphasise achieving total relaxation in the specific postures to activate the body's self-healing abilities. It is in this place of comfort and stillness where true healing begins.

* Presents gentle, adapted postures to promote recovery from injury and illness and relief from stress and fatigue
* Includes transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform between the postures to release stiffness and lubricate the muscles
* Contains a deck of 16 posture cards and a 75-minute audio CD of guided practice
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 153 x 230 x 43mm | 703.07g
  • Healing Arts Press
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • 1594772517
  • 9781594772511
  • 51,394

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YOGA / EXERCISE "As one who has experienced the gentle, healing power of Cheri Clampett's work, I highly recommend The Therapeutic Yoga Kit to all those who wish to enjoy greater peace, harmony, and vibrant energy in their lives." --Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Five Wishes and coauthor of Conscious Loving "Cheri and Biff have humbly and honestly tested the techniques they present in The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. If readers practice the ideas presented in this book they will find many seeds of health and healing." --Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga In The Therapeutic Yoga Kit, Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer combine the gentle healing of Therapeutic Yoga and the quiet awareness of a yin practice to present 16 gentle postures that relieve stress and fatigue and promote recovery from injury and illness. Therapeutic Yoga is a blend of restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breath work, hands-on self-healing techniques, and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and life's everyday stresses. A yin practice encourages the attitude of acceptance and helps us leave behind our yang need for constant striving and action. Each pose represents a gentle, adapted posture that is held for 10 minutes or more in a fully supported state. The authors also include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to relieve stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles, and lubricate the joints. Sixteen posture cards and a 75-minute audio CD, featuring a guided routine and meditation, accompany the text to facilitate the creation of a personalized practice. The authors emphasize achieving total relaxation in specific postures to activate the body's self-healing abilities. It is in this place of comfort and stillness that true healing begins. CHERI CLAMPETT is the founder and director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program. She teaches Therapeutic Yoga at hospitals, wellness centers, and yoga centers worldwide, including the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, and lives in California. BIFF MITHOEFER teaches Yin Yoga at Omega Institute, throughout the United States, and internationally. He is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit and a founder and director of the Jamtse Sponsorship Program for the support of Tibetan refugee children. He lives in Vermont.
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Table of contents

Foreword by Fred Kass, M.D.

INTRODUCTION


Part 1 The Principles of Therapeutic Yoga

THE ANCIENT PRACTICE OF SELF-CARE

THE STRESS RESPONSE AND ITS ANTIDOTE--RELAXATION

How Chronic Stress Affects Your Health

Relaxation: The Antidote to Stress

THE BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC YOGA

Stretching

Structure and Function

Emotional Structure

Energy

THERAPEUTIC YOGA AND MEDITATION

How to Meditate

Thanh Thuy's Apple Juice

THE PRACTICE OF ACCEPTANCE


Part 2 The Practice of Therapeutic Yoga

PRACTICING THERAPEUTIC YOGA

Creating a Healing Environment

Comfort and Surrender

Restorative Yoga

The Use of Props

Gentle Yoga

DESIGNING YOUR PERSONAL PRACTICE

How to Use the Therapeutic Yoga CD

How to Use the Therapeutic Yoga Cards

THE THERAPEUTIC YOGA POSTURES

Sequencing Postures in Your Practice

Mountain Brook

Supported Reclining Pose

Supported Bridge

Resting Butterfly

Resting Saddle

Supported Child's Pose

Resting Dragonfly

Forward Resting Butterfly

Resting Swan

Supported Spinal Twist

Elevated Twist

Resting Half Moon

Waterfall

Supported Final Relaxation Pose

Relaxation Pose with Legs Elevated

Side-Lying Resting Pose


Part 3 Yoga as a Healing Practice

WHAT IS HEALING AND WHO IS THE HEALER?

BREATH WORK

Breath Awareness

The Mechanics of Breathing

SELF-MASSAGE AND HANDS ON SELF-HEALING

Gentle Yoga Movements for Self-Massage

Ayurvedic Self-Massage

Healing and Balancing Massage

Massage Techniques

GUIDED MEDITATION

Your Body as a Healing Garden

Relax and Let Go

The Meridian/Chakra Meditation

ADDRESSING INJURY AND ILLNESS

The Spine

Gentle Yoga for the Spine

The Neck

Gentle Yoga for the Neck

The Joints

Gentle Yoga for the Hips

Cancer

Scar Tissue and Adhesions

Appendix 1. Some Sample Practices

Appendix 2. Therapeutic Yoga and Yin Yoga

Appendix 3. Energy Flow in the

Meridians and Chakras

Appendix 4. Therapeutic Yoga and Pregnancy

A Short Glossary of Muscles, Bones, and Medical Conditions

Resources

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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Review quote

"Cheri is a leading light in different kinds of yoga, which she teaches all over the world. Because of her vast experience and her constant openness to learning more, her book can certainly benefit yoga students as well as anyone interested in the healing arts in general." * Laura Huxley, author The Child of Your Dreams * "As one who has experienced the gentle, healing power of Cheri Clampett's work, I highly recommend The Therapeutic Yoga Kit to all those who wish to enjoy greater peace, harmony, and vibrant energy in their lives." * Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., author of Five Wishes and coauthor of Conscious Loving * "Cheri and Biff have humbly and honestly tested the techniques they present in The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. If readers practice the ideas presented in this book they will find many seeds of health and healing." * Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga * "Simple yoga practices are a blessing in their ability to bringing about profound and lasting healing. Through Cheri Clampett's intuitive heart and teaching experience, The Therapeutic Yoga Kit offers us a perfect prescription for abundant well being." * Nischala Joy Devi, author of The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman's Guide to the Heart and Spirit * "The Therapeutic Yoga Kit is an asset to any yoga practice and a valuable tool for any yoga teacher." * Ganga White, author of Yoga Beyond Belief, and Tracey Rich, director of White Lotus Yoga Foundation * "The Therapeutic Yoga Kit offers practical information applicable to anyone and everyone interested in the art and science of yoga. Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer's creative inspiration is a healing tool for us all to embrace." * LeRoy R. Perry Jr., D.C., C-Ped., five-time official Olympic Team doctor and president of the Intern * " . . . the best collection of materials I've seen for practicing yin yoga, yoga therapy, and restorative poses. . . . As a yin yoga teacher who works with seniors and fibromyalgia patients, I can't say enough good things about the therapeutic yoga kit. The kit is accessible for beginners and inspiring for experienced students and teachers." * Jessica Teel, reviewer, Feb 2009 * "The Therapeutic Yoga Kit conveys the tried and tested techniques of internationally practiced yoga teachers in a personally-adaptable and easy-to-use form." * SirReadaLot.org, Feb 2009 * "The synergy of the two authors and their intertwining expertise and suggestions, drawn from putting these techniques into practice, offers a treasure trove of wisdom. . . . Clampett and Mithoeffer sketch out a comprehensive map of how to utilize props and blankets to support a variety of body types, ability levels, and circumstances." * Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, LaYoga, March 2009 * " . . . makes a fine gift choice, or pick, for any individual interested in furthering yoga techniques and applying them to healing." * The Midwest Book Review, April 2009 * "I found the set easy to comprehend, and the poses are gentle and relaxing. Each pose is held for about 10 minutes, and with the accompanying CD to help walk you through and to provide a lovely musical background, it truly is a stress-relieving set!" * dkMommy Spot, May 2009 * "If you don't want to go with a DVD and prefer a CD or book for your practices, this one is top of the line for those who need a more gentle supported type of yoga." * The Pagan Review, Jan 2010 *
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About Cheri Clampett

Cheri Clampett is the creator of Therapeutic Yoga and the founder/director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program. Biff Mithoefer leads Yin Yoga workshops and is the author of The Yin Yoga Kit.
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