Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management

Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices for Mood Management

by Amy Weintraub
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393707172

ISBN-13: 9780393707175

Pub. Date: 04/09/2012

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

A toolkit of “no mat” yoga strategies for you and your clients.
Drawing on her study of multiple traditions and lineages—from ancient yoga practices to current neuroscientific research on yoga benefits and contraindications—Weintraub presents a compendium of guided breathing exercises, meditations, self-inquiry practices, relaxation

Overview

A toolkit of “no mat” yoga strategies for you and your clients.
Drawing on her study of multiple traditions and lineages—from ancient yoga practices to current neuroscientific research on yoga benefits and contraindications—Weintraub presents a compendium of guided breathing exercises, meditations, self-inquiry practices, relaxation exercises, and simple postural adjustments that can readily accompany and complement psychotherapy—no mat or difficult postures required! Therapists learn exactly how to introduce these simple practices into a session, all within the comfort of their therapy room, no prior yoga training or experience necessary.
Weintraub shows therapists how to introduce and apply a full range of yogic approaches: targeted breathing practices called pranayama that meet the present mood and bring it into balance; healing hand gestures called mudras; special sounds and tones called mantras; guided imagery and affirmation; yogic self-inquiry, and much more. Clinical stories and anecdotes explore how these yoga-based interventions, rooted in a firm, evidence-based foundation, can be used as effective treatments for a particular mood or mental state.
With over 50 photographs that clearly illustrate the practices and gestures, detailed, step-by-step instructions, and scripts for guided relaxation and meditations, Yoga Skills for Therapists is a practical, hands-on guide that teaches the power of basic yoga techniques to bring great self-awareness, balance, and lasting well-being to you and your clients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393707175
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
350,192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Why Yoga Now? 5

Chapter 2 Basic Yoga Principles & Preparations 25

Chapter 3 Clearing the Space: The Yoga of Breath (Pranayama) 41

Chapter 4 Cooling the Breath, Calming the Mind: Breathing Practices for Anxiety 52

Chapter 5 Mood-Elevating Breath Practices 75

Chapter 6 The Yoga of Sound (Mantra) 96

Chapter 7 Mudras for Managing Mood 113

Chapter 8 The Yoga of Imagery (Bhavana) & Affirmation (Sankalpa) 132

Chapter 9 Relax: Yoga Nidra & Irest 158

Chapter 10 Welcoming It All: Yogic Self-Inquiry (Svadhyaya) 175

Chapter 11 On The Mat & More: Referrals, Resources, & Training 187

Glossary 202

References 206

Index 213

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