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Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

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The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field.

This book brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapy and comprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practice. It includes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yoga and reviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditions. It also provides brief contributions by expert yoga therapists describing practical implementation issues relevant to yoga for specific conditions. The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.

Section 1: Introduction to Yoga and Yoga Therapy
1. Introduction to yoga in health care
2. History, philosophy and practice of yoga
3. History, philosophy and practice of yoga therapy
4. Research on the psychophysiology of yoga
Section 2: Mental Health Conditions
5. Yoga therapy for depression
6. Yoga therapy for anxiety
7. Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions
Section 3: Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions
8. Yoga therapy for back conditions
9. Yoga therapy for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions
10. Yoga therapy for neurological and immune conditions
Section 4: Endocrine Conditions
11. Yoga therapy for diabetes
12. Yoga therapy for metabolic syndrome and weight control
Section 5: Cardiorespiratory Conditions
13. Yoga therapy for heart disease
14. Yoga therapy for hypertension
15. Yoga therapy for respiratory conditions
Section 6: Cancer
16. Yoga therapy during cancer treatment
17. Yoga therapy for cancer survivors
Section 7: Special Populations
18. Yoga therapy for pediatrics
19. Yoga therapy for geriatrics
20. Yoga therapy for obstetrics and gynaecology
21. Yoga as prevention and wellness
Section 8: Practical and Future Considerations
22. Implementation of yoga therapy
23. Future directions in research and clinical care
  • Published: Apr 29 2016
  • Pages: 568
  • 244 x 190mm
  • ISBN: 9781909141209
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