Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide

Yoga for Arthritis: The Complete Guide

by Loren Fishman, Ellen Saltonstall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393330588
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/17/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 209,522
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Loren Fishman, MD, is a physiatrist and a professor at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He lives in New York City.

Ellen Saltonstall is a certified Anusara Yoga instructor and licensed massage therapist who lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations     9
List of Tables     11
Acknowledgments     13
Authors' Note     15
Introduction     21
Arthritis     23
Yoga     37
The Physiology of Yoga     45
Prelude to the Poses     52
The All-Stars     58
The Shoulders     96
The Hips     114
The Lumbar Spine     130
The Cervical Spine     170
The Knees     183
The Sacroiliac Joints     194
The Wrists and Hands     217
The Feet and Ankles     232
Scoliosis     248
Ankylosing Spondylitis     274
Appendices     298
Alphabetical Index of Poses     298
Poses by Chapter     303
Alignment Principles from Anusara Yoga     309
Glossary     313
Notes     324
Resources     334

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Yoga for Arthritis 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book for anyone with limited mobility or flexibility who needs reliable information on good, safe stretches. The writers are both in the medical field and have used yoga as an adjunct to traditional treatments for their patients for many years with excellent success. There's a quick overview of yoga, another of the various forms of arthritis and a few related maladies, followed by the how-to section, and wrapped up with extensive bibliography, indexing and notes. This book won't win any beauty contests, but the black-and-white photos (of the authors, rather than models) are clear, instructions are simple and include cautions and work-arounds for specific limitations with no added fluff. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone with arthritis, injuries, limited flexibility, or who just wants a gentle, effective, no nonsense series of stretches to help with daily stiffness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for a way to help being able to practice yoga in my limited capacity. This book offers wonderful suggestions for the disabled or physically challenged person. I love it.
mlrakestraw on LibraryThing 2 days ago
Ellen Saltonstall is a master at description. The book has a solid approach showing modifications for many levels of flexibility. A great addition for yoga teachers everywhere
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
has alot of info