Yoga as Medicine : The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, Paperback Book

Yoga as Medicine : The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 592 pages, 350 Black and White Photographs
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Family & health
  • ISBN: 9780553384062



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If you are serious about yoga, you may want to take a look at this book. It is very detailed and addresses many conditions. I bought it because I want to be able to reference it whenever I like.

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Very comprehensive, excellent reference volume. Written/compiled by a medical doctor, this book addresses yoga in a very scientific way. The book is divided into three parts: Yoga as Medicine (what yoga can bring to the table as health care), The Practice of Yoga (nuts and bolts of what yoga is about - wonderful section included about all the different styles of yoga), and Yoga Therapy in Action (where a number of different health issues are examined. Each issue is addressed by a different yoga teacher who specializes in that concern - includes postures, case histories, scientific studies, and specific holistic medical advice). To conclude, there is an afterward that, among other things, proposes that yoga be part of a nation health care program (to keep health costs down and wellness up. Listen up Congress and Obama!) and a section on common yoga injuries and how to avoid them (one of the best parts of the book, in my opinion). Lots of information about further sources and even two Sanskrit glossaries. Highly recommended to any yoga practitioners and health care professionals.