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  • Published: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781623171063
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99
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Yoga Therapy

Practices for Common Ailments


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Best-selling author Mark Stephens gives yoga teachers and students practical yoga-based tools for working with a wide array of common injuries and ailments, from ankle sprains to vertigo

ark Stephens, best-selling author of Teaching Yoga, Yoga Sequencing, and Yoga Adjustments, gives yoga teachers and students a practical resource for learning how to adapt yoga practices to best accommodate and heal a wide array of common injuries and ailments. Stephens provides a thorough summary of the philosophical and historical foundations of yoga as a healing method and presents the basic principles and techniques of this healing modality. He applies these insights to healing musculoskeletal injuries; promoting a healthy reproductive system; addressing mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties; and working with a variety of physiological diseases and disorders, ranging from asthma and diabetes to stroke and vertigo. A final chapter suggests ways to use yoga to lead extraordinary life notwithstanding particular health conditions. An extensive glossary of asanas and asana contraindications provides a quick reference for learning what to do—and not do—for each of the 63 specific conditions covered in the book.

  • Pub date: 15 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9781623171063
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Author

Mark Stephens

An esteemed yoga instructor who has trained over 700 yoga teachers, Mark Stephens conducts classes, workshops, and retreats worldwide. The founder of Yoga Inside Foundation, L.A. Yoga Center, and the recipient of Yoga Journal's first annual Karma Yoga Award in 2000, he lives and teaches in Santa Cruz, CA. Foreword contributor Mariel Hemingway is an actress and longtime yoga practitioner and teacher.

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