Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy

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Mukunda steers away from an increasing tendency to 'medicalize' yoga therapy by avoiding prescriptive recommendations for specific medical diagnoses. He presents sequences of Vinyasa and pranayama suited to the various Ayurvedic body types. Yoga therapists and practitioners using this book can access a deeper level of preventative self-care, attuning to the rhythm of each individual. Enlivened by wisdom teachings, it provides food for body, soul and spirit, guiding practitioners towards fulfillment of their ...

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Overview

Mukunda steers away from an increasing tendency to 'medicalize' yoga therapy by avoiding prescriptive recommendations for specific medical diagnoses. He presents sequences of Vinyasa and pranayama suited to the various Ayurvedic body types. Yoga therapists and practitioners using this book can access a deeper level of preventative self-care, attuning to the rhythm of each individual. Enlivened by wisdom teachings, it provides food for body, soul and spirit, guiding practitioners towards fulfillment of their potential.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780940985971
  • Publisher: Lotus Press WI
  • Publication date: 10/25/2008
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,439,984
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents


Blessing     iii
Yoga and Ayurveda     1
Ayurveda and Yoga's Triple Forces     3
The Primal Qualities - The Gunas     4
The Three Doshas     6
A Yogic Perspective on Ayurveda     9
Ayurvedic Concepts     15
The Twenty Attributes of the Doshas     16
Vata - the Principle of Motion     19
Pitta - the Principle of Transformation     20
Kapha - the Principle of Stability     22
Subdoshas and their Interrelationships     24
Ayurvedic Constitutional Body Types     26
Directing the Doshas toward Freedom     28
Balanced Attributes of the Doshas     31
The Classical Yoga Path     35
Overview of the Ashtanga     36
Major Yoga Paths (Jnana, Karma, Bhakti) based on the Doshas     42
Apex of the Doshas equated to Yoga Sutras II, I     44
Yoga Lifestyle     47
Daily Schedule     48
Ethics for a Yogic Lifestyle     51
Sattvic Yogic Diet     55
Vegetarian Diet     58
Anti-Ama Diet     59
Ayurvedic Responses to Taste     59
Tastes and the Doshas     61
Tastes andthe Emotions     63
Vata Pacifying Diet     63
Yoga & Ayurvedic Purification Practices     65
Yogic Purification Practices - Shatkarma     66
Ayurvedic Purification Practices - Panchakarmas     78
Eye Exercises     81
Ayurvedic Perspective on Yoga Poses     83
The Varieties of Yoga     84
Ayurvedic Guidelines for Exercise     85
Integrating Yogasana and Ayurveda     87
Selective Relaxation     88
Classifications of Yoga Poses     91
The Ayurvedic cycle within a Yoga Pose     93
The Principles of Vinyasa     95
Vinyasa and Breath     97
Vinyasa Learning Sequence     98
The Importance of Story Telling     99
Vinyasas for the Doshas     99
Ayurvedic Vinyasa Sequencing     100
Vinyasas for Vata     103
Palm Tree - Tadasana Vinyasa     104
Seed and Tree story Svetaketu & Uddalaka     105
Balancing Tree - Vrksasana Vinyasa     112
Stick - Dandasana Vinyasa     118
Meru Danda and the Unfolding of the Chakras     118
Auspicious - Bhadrasana Vinyasa     124
Body as a pyramid      124
Vinyasas for Pitta     129
Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar     130
Story of the Raja of Aund     130
Cobra - Bhujangasana Vinyasa     137
Inevitability of Change Egyptian Book of the Dead     137
Sunbird - Chakravakasana Vinyasa     142
Adi Shankara and the Sunbird story     142
Vinyasas for Kapha     147
Warrior - Virabhadrasana Vinyasa     148
Siva Virabhadra story (transforming wrath)     148
Bridge - Setubandhasana Vinyasa     153
Shoulderstand - Sarvangasana Vinyasa     158
The Mother of the Universe     158
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy     165
Yoga Practices for Balancing Ayurvedic Doshas     166
Regulating Yoga Practices     168
Yoga for Vata     169
Yoga for Pitta     174
Yoga for Kapha     178
Progression Relaxation Exercises and Yoga Nidra     183
Progressive Relaxation     186
Yoga Nidra Summary     186
Energy Body Balance     189
Ayurvedic Yoga Natural Pranayama     193
Ayurvedic Pranayama - A Word of Caution     194
Summary of Ayurvedic Yoga Breath      198
Pranayama Guidelines from the Yoga Sutras     200
Pranayama for Vata     205
Pranayama for Pitta     210
Pranayama for Kapha     216
Signs of Success in Pranayama     220
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist     223
The Yoga Therapist's Role     224
How to Work with a Client Using Ayurvedic based counseling     226
Friend role for Vata     226
Spouse role for Pitta     227
Authority or spiritual role for Kapha     227
Overcoming Obstacles to Healing     229
The Signs of Obstacles     230
Assessing for Obstacles with Breath and Pulse     231
Overcoming Obstacles with Yoga Discipline     232
Healing through Yoga and Ayurveda     235
Kriya Yoga from the Yoga Sutras     238
Evolution of the Vata-Pitta-Kapha Cycle     239
Ayurvedic View of the Serenity Prayer     240
Yoga Pranic Healing     241
Experiencing Prana     243
Swara Yoga - Yoga of the Breath Current     243
Healing through the Five Pranas     246
Healing the Mind through the Doshas     249
Apex of the Doshas - Prana, Tejas, Ojas     250
The Heart of Healing     251
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Approach to Disease     252
Footnotes     255
Recommended Readings     263
Appendices     265
Ayurvedic Charts     265
Factors Creating Imbalance     265
Signs of Imbalance     266
Signs of Clarity     266
Summary of the doshas and yoga sadhanas     266
Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy Course Outline     267
About the Author     267
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