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Product Details

  • Series: Yoga Therapy
  • Hardcover: 158 pages
  • Publisher: Crystal Clarity Publishers (March 25, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565891740
  • ASIN: B002QGT01G
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,184,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Peter Van Houten, M.D. has been a primary care physician since 1981. The non-profit medical clinic he founded is an example of "the best that modern medicine has to offer," integrating mental and behavioral health into everyday medical care, and practicing with kindness and compassion. As a yoga practitioner himself, he is uniquely qualified to collaborate on this book.

Gyandev Rich McCord, Ph.D. is the worldwide director of Ananda Yoga, one the most established and respected schools of yoga in America. He is a co-founder of the Yoga Alliance, the body now setting standards for yoga teachers in the United States. Gyandev has been teaching yoga since 1983.


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The book had lots of good information in it and was easy to read.
K. Wahl
If you or a loved one is grappling with the problem of insomnia, whether chronic or intermittent, then give a careful reading to Yoga Therapy For Overcoming Insomnia.
Midwest Book Review
This book contains excellent advice from an acclaimed professional yoga teacher and an experienced medical doctor.
Rebecca of Amazon

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Philip J. Romano on July 11, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have had insomnia for years and have tried many different types of treatments like drugs, exercise, and diet. All have worked to varying degrees of success, but none like the yoga rountines offered in "Yoga Therapy for Overcoming Insomnia". Not only does this book offer a yoga practice for better sleep, but also a comprehensive medical backround of what insomnia is and how you can also make some simple lifestyle adjustments to sleep more soundly. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to get a better night's sleep and improve their quality of life. -Phil Romano
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca of Amazon HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Yoga Therapy is a revolutionary new approach to working with common physical and mental ailments. ~Peter Van Houten, M.D. & Gyandev Rich McCord, Ph.D.

There are many reasons people experience sleeplessness. The causes could range from emotional stress (anger, jealousy, worry, fear, insecurity, resentment, hurt), watching too much stressful TV before bed, pain in your body from injuries, anxiety, depression or drinking to many cups of coffee during the day. Insomnia can also be an age-related problem and it does seem that the older I get, the more difficult it is to get to sleep. Having a new kitten has taught me a lot about the joys of sleep and Meesa also seems to love sitting on the edge of my yoga mat while I do yoga.

I have noticed a direct correlation between emotional stress and a lack of sleep. When the mind is overly active trying to solve problems, it can be very difficult to fall into a restful sleep. Even answering e-mails later in the evening seems to keep me awake longer.

Yoga can magically alleviate emotional stress and give you a center of calm and a place to relax completely into the moment. It is a way of loving yourself and nurturing your body and soul. Yoga is very much about "time for you." It is a beautiful escape into your own personal power and into a place where you can feel complete peace and a sense of joy.

This book contains excellent advice from an acclaimed professional yoga teacher and an experienced medical doctor.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Insomnia is the single most prevalent sleep disorder with an estimated ten percent of the American population having insomnia nightly. Yoga is a recognized exercise technique with established healing effects. Now Yoga has been applied to treating insomnia with a therapeutic regimen made accessible for the non-specialist general reader through the collaborative efforts of practicing primary care physician Peter Van Houten and Rich McCord, the worldwide director of Ananda Yoga, one of the largest schools of yoga in the United States today. Yoga Therapy For Overcoming Insomnia articulately discusses the types, causes, and treatments of insomnia, as well as providing expert instruction on creating good sleep habits. Extensive information is provided on how to use yoga postures as an aid in treating and preventing insomnia, along with useful conventional and alternative treatments to supplement the utilization of yoga in combating insomnia. Enhanced with a variety of additional "tips, techniques, and tools", Yoga Therapy For Overcoming Insomnia requires no prior knowledge of, or expertise with, yoga in order to quickly benefit from the advice and instruction provided. If you or a loved one is grappling with the problem of insomnia, whether chronic or intermittent, then give a careful reading to Yoga Therapy For Overcoming Insomnia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne M Shea on September 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I found Yoga Therapy for Overcoming Insomnia to be a very pleasant surprise. Well written & formatted, Peter Van Houten, M.D. presents a comprehensive understanding of this subject. Educational & Instructive, I have been very satisfied when practicing the suggestions & postures presented. Rich McʻCord, Ph.d. creates a yoga flow that is so simple & time efficient, I was at first skeptical of itʻs success. Hooray for this gem of a book! I hope to see more real soon from these authors.
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By atrebor on May 29, 2014
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This is one of the best books of its kind. It is very concise and clear and easy to follow the instructions. I especially like how much attention it gives to breathing.
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