Back Care Basics: A Doctor's Gentle Yoga Program for Back and Neck Pain Relief / Edition 1

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This book offers a gentle & effective approach to back rehabilitation without drugs or surgery. Using the therapeutic techniques of Iyengar-style yoga, Dr. Schatzs program encourages both positive health practices & a positive outlook. Youll learn: simple & practical ways to heal your back, restructure your body, & cope with stress; to become more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending back attack & learn what to do to ward it off; & how your daily activities may be hurting your back & how to modify them to prevent pain & injury. Includes a chapter on moving again after injury or surgery.

Using the therapeutic techniques of Iyengar-style yoga, Dr. Schatz demonstrates how to deal with periods of acute discomfort, how to rebuild the body to prevent recurrences, and how to move on to a full and nourishing yoga practice. 200 200 photos & illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962713828
  • Publisher: Rodmell Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 123,828
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2001

    This really works

    I started experiencing lower back pain when I started a sitting job ... I had to sit for 8 hours straight every day under high stress conditions. Although I worked out regularly (swimming, weight lifting), the back pain stayed with me for months. I went twice to physical therapy, and nothing seemed to work. Then I found yoga. Although the stretches were difficult at first, gradually my back got into better shape and within a few months the pain was gone. This book could have provided me a shortcut to getting rid of my lower back pain. It discusses the causes of back pain and how yoga can both stretch the body and calm the mind. It also shows how you can evaluate your own body -- the way you sit, stand, etc., to see how that contributes to your pain. And it contains instructions for a number of gentle yoga exercises that do actually work in helping you get rid of lower back pain. They don't take long, and they don't hurt. I'm not sure how, but they do work. Finally, the book shows how you can modify the way you can sleep, drive, even brush your teeth to help keep back pain away.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Very Informative & useful

    I felt the book presented useful comprehensive relevant information on how to care for my back which has suffered from several automobile accidents and poor posture through out most of my life.

    It gives hope that with careful exercises which are gentle, that I can begin to repair and strengthen problems that I face daily.

    I highly recommend this book for anyone who is motivated to correct problems that they deal with on a regular basis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2009

    Back Care Basics

    As a yoga instructor, I find the book to be informative and accurate. It is informative enough for someone like me, who has back pain due to herniated discs, but also easy enough to follow for a beginner student of yoga trying to alleviate back pain.

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