ACU-Yoga: Self Help Techniques to Relieve Tension

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Overview

Originally published in 1981 and now in its 21st printing, Acu-Yoga is the only book to explain the relationship between two ancient health regimensyoga and acupressure and how they can be combined for maximum effectiveness in relieving stress and finding energy and vibrant health. This powerful, practical program offers self-help techniques to treat back problems, headaches, hypertension, colds, constipation, depression, menstrual discomfort and aches and tension throughout our bodies.

CONTAINS SELF HELP TECHNIQUES FOR:

· BACK PROBLEMS

· HEADACHES

· BODY TENSIONS

· HYPERTENSION

· COLDS

· NECK TENSION

· CONSTIPATION

· MENSTRUAL TENSION

· DEPRESSION

· SHOULDER TENSION

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870404894
  • Publisher: Japan Publications
  • Publication date: 9/28/1981
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL REED GACH, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California. The Acupressure Institute, established in 1976, offers classes as well as a state approved Acupressure Training Program. Michael has taught acupressure and yoga for more than thirty years. He developed Acu-Yoga, a practical method for relieving tension and achieving greater health and happiness. Michael conducts classes and seminars both in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently teaching acupressure and stress reduction workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Aria in schools, hospitals, colleges, corporations, and governmental agencies.

CAROLYN MARCO MATZKIN has been involved in the holistic health field for over 30 years. She is currently a psychotherapist living in New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Acknowledgments 9
I An Introduction to Acu-Yoga
1 The Background of Acu-Yoga 15
Holistic Health 15
The Origins of Acu-Yoga 18
The Philosophy of Acu-Yoga 24
2 Basic Principles of Acu-Yoga 29
Discipline 29
Body Awareness 30
The Flexibility of the Spine 34
Breathing Techniques 36
Meditation 38
Meditative Exercises 40
Meditation for Exploring the Cause of Disease 44
Deep Relaxation 45
II The Practice of Acu-Yoga
Part A Acu-Yoga Series of Exercises Based on Yoga 49
3 A Whole-Body Self-Treatment Emphasizing Flexibility of the Spine 51
4 The Chakras 61
Part B Acu-Yoga Series of Exercises Based on the Channels of Acupressure 77
5 The Eight Regulatory Channels 79
6 The Organ Meridians 99
III Acu-Yoga Postures That Benefit Specific Conditions
Abdominal Weakness 124
Back Problems 127
Body Tension 132
Circulation 135
Colds 138
Constipation 143
Cramps and Spasms 148
Depression 151
Eye Problems 157
Fatigue 160
Frustration 168
Headaches 171
Hypertension 178
Indigestion 181
Insomnia 190
Menstrual Tension 193
Neck Tension 197
Nervous Disorders 202
Pelvic Tension 206
Potency 210
Resistance to Illness 215
Shoulder Tension 217
Sinuses 226
Spinal Disorders 228
Glossary 235
Bibliography 239
Index 243
About the Authors 248
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