ACU-Yoga: Self Help Techniques to Relieve Tension

ACU-Yoga: Self Help Techniques to Relieve Tension

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870404894
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Publication date: 09/28/1981
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MICHAEL REED GACH, Ph.D., is the founder and director of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California. The Acupressure Institute, established in 1976, offers classes as well as a state approved Acupressure Training Program. Michael has taught acupressure and yoga for more than thirty years. He developed Acu-Yoga, a practical method for relieving tension and achieving greater health and happiness. Michael conducts classes and seminars both in the U.S. and abroad. He is currently teaching acupressure and stress reduction workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Aria in schools, hospitals, colleges, corporations, and governmental agencies.

CAROLYN MARCO MATZKIN has been involved in the holistic health field for over 30 years. She is currently a psychotherapist living in New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface7
Acknowledgments9
IAn Introduction to Acu-Yoga
1The Background of Acu-Yoga15
Holistic Health15
The Origins of Acu-Yoga18
The Philosophy of Acu-Yoga24
2Basic Principles of Acu-Yoga29
Discipline29
Body Awareness30
The Flexibility of the Spine34
Breathing Techniques36
Meditation38
Meditative Exercises40
Meditation for Exploring the Cause of Disease44
Deep Relaxation45
IIThe Practice of Acu-Yoga
Part AAcu-Yoga Series of Exercises Based on Yoga49
3A Whole-Body Self-Treatment Emphasizing Flexibility of the Spine51
4The Chakras61
Part BAcu-Yoga Series of Exercises Based on the Channels of Acupressure77
5The Eight Regulatory Channels79
6The Organ Meridians99
IIIAcu-Yoga Postures That Benefit Specific Conditions
Abdominal Weakness124
Back Problems127
Body Tension132
Circulation135
Colds138
Constipation143
Cramps and Spasms148
Depression151
Eye Problems157
Fatigue160
Frustration168
Headaches171
Hypertension178
Indigestion181
Insomnia190
Menstrual Tension193
Neck Tension197
Nervous Disorders202
Pelvic Tension206
Potency210
Resistance to Illness215
Shoulder Tension217
Sinuses226
Spinal Disorders228
Glossary235
Bibliography239
Index243
About the Authors248

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