Yoga RX: A Step-by-Step Program to Promote Health, Wellness, and Healing for Common Ailments [NOOK Book]

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East meets West as an assistant dean at the UCLA School of Medecine and a celebrity Yoga instructor show how to use ancient Yoga postures for treating dozens of common ailments.

Yoga has never been hotter in America, and now its benefits are being recognized far beyond the arenas of enlightenment and body sculpting. Yoga RX distills an array of postures into an easy-to-use ...
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Yoga RX: A Step-by-Step Program to Promote Health, Wellness, and Healing for Common Ailments

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Overview

East meets West as an assistant dean at the UCLA School of Medecine and a celebrity Yoga instructor show how to use ancient Yoga postures for treating dozens of common ailments.

Yoga has never been hotter in America, and now its benefits are being recognized far beyond the arenas of enlightenment and body sculpting. Yoga RX distills an array of postures into an easy-to-use regimen for anyone seeking relief for anything from back pain to the common cold.

Written by a highly respected professor of medecine and a renowned Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist whose clients include Warren Beatty, Ted Danson, and Dolly Parton, Yoga RX offers a holistic program based on the authors' research into the science of Yoga. Helping readers enhance their chances of disease prevention through increased circulation, strength, flexibility, and concentration, this accessible handbook also covers specific Yoga therapies for treating illnesses such as:

Arthritis
Headaches
PMS
Insomnia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the tradition of The Pilates Body, this step-by-step, illustrated handbook is the ultimate prescription for healing body, mind, and soul.


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Yoga can be therapeutic. In Yoga Rx, Dr. Larry Payne, a internationally respected yoga teacher and back specialist, and physician Richard Usatine discuss the ancient practice's physical benefits, both in terms of general health improvement and as a remedy to specific medical problems, ranging from complaints like the common cold to insomnia and PMS.
Publishers Weekly
Amidst a superfluity of enthusiastic but unspecialized "yoga-is-good-for-you" books, this volume stands out by focusing on yoga therapy, a system of using yogic exercises to relieve pain and sickness. The chapters are organized by anatomical system (musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine) and describe a sequence of poses to benefit each one. Usatine, a professor at UCLA's medical school, stresses that yoga therapy is a complement to traditional medical care; he begins each section with easy-to-read overviews of human anatomy and physiology, bolstered by practical advice on both Eastern and Western methods of treating ailments. The clarity and confidence of the yoga directions testify to Payne's many years as an instructor. But learning yoga from a book is difficult, and the novice would likely find this particular volume less forgiving than most. The photographs are fairly small, and for the most part, two must suffice for illustrating a multi-step pose. However, for those who practice yoga on a regular basis (and therefore won't need to parse out sun salutation's complex postures) and would like to refine their routines to improve their health, this book may prove a very valuable resource. (Oct.15) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307493521
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/10/2009
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,197,973
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Larry Payne, Ph.D., is cofounder and director of the International Association of Yoga Therapies and President of the Samata Yoga Center, which serves numerous celebrity clients. He is also cocreator of the yoga curriculum at UCLA School of Medicine and coauthor of Yoga for Dummies. Richard Usatine, M.D., is a professor of clinical family medicine and the cofounder of the Yoga curriculum UCLA School of Medicine. He is also a respected author and the recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges Award for Humanism in Medicine. Both authors reside in Los Angeles.


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