Yoga has become increasingly popular in mainstream culture, with varied interpretations of how it should be taught and practiced, and increased awareness of its beneficial effects as a healing modality. As a result, yoga therapy has emerged as an effective alternative approach to health and wellness. Explaining the principles and underpinning ideas presented by the yoga therapy movement, James Foulkes identifies the methods leading to the most effective practice.
Applying a principles-based approach, he explores the concept of delivering yoga therapeutically and discusses more complete ways of thinking about anatomy and the wholeness of the human being, using theories, illustrations, and case studies. Yoga therapy practitioners will learn to improve their work and more effectively support their clients.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
James Foulkes is a yoga teacher and therapist, Qi Gong teacher and Cranial Sacral Therapist who has been practising yoga for over 14 years and teaching and administering yoga therapy for 9 years.
Table of ContentsForeword. 1. The Intention For This Book. 2. A Brief History of Yoga Therapy. 3. My Branch of The Yoga Tree and Scope of Practice. 4. Integrative Living Anatomy. 5. How to Use This Book. PRINCIPLES & THEMES. 6. What is a Principle/Theme? 7. Breath. 8. Centering. 9. Creating the Conditions. 10. Effortlessness. 11. Elasticity and Tension. 12. Feeling Connections. 13. Generating Aliveness. 14. Ground and Gravity. 15. Lightness. 16. Rhythm and Timing. 17. Space. 18. Our Fluid Selves. 19. The Importance of Squatting and Kneeling. 20. Time, Focus and Attention. CLIENT SKILLS. 21. Client Skills. 22. Communication and Learning Styles. 23. Emotional Balance and the Nervous System. 24. Language in Yoga Therapy. 25. The Therapeutic Journey. 26. Working with Clients in Pain. 27. Practitioner Self-Care. 28. Beyond Asana. Appendix 1. Cranial-Sacral Therapy. Bibliography. Glossary.