Yoga for Wellness: Healing with the Timeless Teachings of Viniyogaby Gary Kraftsow
Mainstream America is finally catching on to what Eastern countries have known for thousands of yearsthat yoga is not only a great, low-impact way to increase flexibility and reduce stress, it is also useful in healing any number of afflictions, from common aches and pains to chronic diseases and emotional setbacks. In this easy to follow guide for
Mainstream America is finally catching on to what Eastern countries have known for thousands of yearsthat yoga is not only a great, low-impact way to increase flexibility and reduce stress, it is also useful in healing any number of afflictions, from common aches and pains to chronic diseases and emotional setbacks. In this easy to follow guide for practitioners at all levels, America's leading teacher of Viniyoga emphasizes the physical as well as the spiritual components of healing through yoga. Beginning with a general introduction, he then includes case studies and specific yoga sequences designed to address individual ailments. Best of all, each step of each posture in a sequence is clearly illustrated with its own photograph. The exercises in this book are truly transformative and certain to help those searching for alternatives to mainstream medicine and those looking for a way of becoming more involved in their own physical well-being.
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Founder of the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary Kraftsow is one of the few Westerners certified to train teachers and therapists in the Viniyoga lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and T. K. V. Desikachar. He conducts seminars and retreats throughout the United States and Europe and makes his home in Maui, Hawaii.
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Powerful. This book has been my introduction to yoga and healing. I cannot describe how much it has helped me improve my chronic fatigue condition in just 4 weeks, it is unbelievable. I recomended it to my doctor (who urged me to start yoga practice) and strongly recommend it to any person interested in yoga, natural healing or both! All excercises are carefully explained and illustrated with photographs. Thank you Gary, your book is a great gift.
As a teacher, I am always looking for new materials to help expand my knowledge and thus my students. I have referred to this book so many times, it looks years old. Not only are there yoga postures in this book, Gary describes ways of using the postures with movement for the benefit of the body (internal and external). He also discusses release values and proper postures such as keeping the back strong and straight. I know that my students have benefited from Gary's knowledge, as I have. I recommend this book to all types of people.