YOGA for AMPUTEES: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FINDING WHOLENESS AFTER LIMB LOSS FOR YOGA STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS

YOGA for AMPUTEES: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FINDING WHOLENESS AFTER LIMB LOSS FOR YOGA STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHERS

by Marsha Therese Danzig

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Overview

Yes! You can practice yoga as an amputee! This book will show you how. DISCOVER powerful yoga practices to build your balance, strength, confidence and body awareness. LEARN how to adapt your yoga to your individual level of limb loss. REDUCE pain and stress due to limb loss. IGNITE your life with inner and outer transformation. MOTIVATE your amputee clients to better health and well-being in your clinic or rehabilitation hospital.

Yoga offers amputees the flexibility, strength and stamina they are seeking, while also providing emotional, mental and spiritual well-being to help amputees of all levels thrive in life. Featuring step by step poses modeled by fellow amputees, with detailed adaptations for leg and arm amputees, as well as yoga tools specific to amputee challenges, such as yoga for phantom pain, Yoga for Amputees: The Essential Guide to Finding Wholeness After Limb Loss is a comprehensive guide for both amputees and the people who work with them. A must for any amputee wanting to reclaim their health and wellness after limb loss or anyone working in rehabilitation who wants to add yoga to their patient care plan, such as prosthetists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists , kinesiologists and physicians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780974485843
Publisher: Sacred Oak Publishing
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Pages: 446
Sales rank: 608,591
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Marsha Therese Danzig, C-IAYT, RYT 500, M.Ed Harvard,
a below knee amputee and longtime yoga educator, is the founder of Yoga For Amputees®, an adaptive approach to body, mind and spirit conditioning which greatly enhances well-being for the lives of amputees world-wide. Marsha's mission is to help amputees reclaim their wholeness through yoga. She considers yoga a healing medicine. This is her fifth book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

A TRAGIC LOSS BECOMES A GLOBAL MOVEMENT


  1. WHY YOGA



  1. A Daily Yoga Ritual to Jumpstart your Day



  1. WHO WE ARE
  2. A FULFILLING LIFE WITH YOGA
  3. HOW TO BE A YOGI



  1. What you need to become a yogi



  1. THE FIVE ‘B’s



  1. BE
  2. BREATHE
  3. BEND



  1. Pratapana: Warm Ups
  2. Yoga for Strength
  3. Yoga for Balance
  4. Yoga to Open the Heart



  1. BUILD



  1. Core Building Practice
  2. Abdominal toning exercises
  3. Bandhas



  1. BE



  1. Meditate
  2. Creative Visualization



  1. FLOW



  1. Alive
  2. Aware



  1. Awareness Flow



  1. HEAL



  1. Overcome Pain
  2. Pain and Yoga
  3. Trauma
  4. Grief



  1. Yoga Practices for Grief



  1. Yoga Bliss: Body Image and Sexuality



  1. THE MANY FACES OF AMPUTEE YOGA



  1. Veterans
  2. Children
  3. Diabetes
  4. Cancer
  5. Scoliosis



  1. YOGA TO CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
  2. YOGA FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE


AFTERWORD

APPENDIX A YOGA SOLUTIONS

APPENDIX B BENEFITS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

APPENDIX C ANATOMY OF AN AMPUTEE YOGI

APPENDIX D TIPS FOR YOGA TEACHERS

APPENDIX E TIPS FOR CLINICIANS

APPENDIX F ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS FOR PHANTOM PAIN

APPENDIX G LIST OF POSES

APPENDIX H RESOURCES

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