"Encompasses every aspect of using yoga with MS, no matter where your disease has taken you... I recommend this book as a worthwhile purchase to use to increase our abilities to move throughout days better and take care of our bodies to make living with MS less stressful."--MS World
"...An invaluable book that will serve the MS population and the people who work with them on their path to improved health... A useful refresher for those immersed in the field and an introduction and addition to hands-on training for those interested in the realm of therapeutic yoga."--LA Yoga Magazine
"Ideal for the non-specialist general reader, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis describes how yoga works. The text is enhanced with photographs and descriptions of each yoga pose... An important acquisition for personal and community libraries, Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis is especially recommended for those who are experiencing symptoms across the MS spectrum."--Midwest Book Review
"For decades, yoga teachers all over the United States have acknowledged the work of Eric Small as the ultimate in helping them work with their own students with MS. No doubt they are now celebrating because Small and long-time yoga student and back expert Loren Fishman, MD, have produced the definitive book on the topic. Not only does this book offer insight into yoga practice and self-transformation for those living with MS, it also offers something even more important: hope. To say this book will become a classic is an understatement." --Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and author of six books on yoga (Judith "Lasater PhD, PT" "PhD, PT, yoga teacher since 1971, and author of six books on yoga" 20100503)
Eric L. Small was born in Avalon, Catalina Island and completed his BA at UCLA and earned a Master of Fine Arts at Otis Institute. He holds a Junior Intermediate Level Three Certificate from the B.K.S. Iyengar Institute in Puna, India. Eric also conducts teacher training workshops in therapeutic yoga around the United States.
With the support of the Southern California Chapter of the MS Society the Eric Small Yoga Program has, for the past five years, served hundreds of clients at 13 different sites and is part of the regular program offered at the Marilyn Hilton Achievement Center for the Southern California Chapter of the MS Society, at UCLA. His work was recognized in 1999 with the Hope For MS Award and in 2001 by his induction into the National MS Society Volunteer Hall of Fame. He was the 2002 Dorothy Corwin Spirit of Life Award recipient for Outstanding Volunteer Service to MS patients, presented at the MS Dinner of Champions on September 17, 2002.
Excellent book written by both a medical doctor and a patient, both experts in this topic.
Photos accurately guide the novice to professional student to helpful yoga asanas... Read more
THis book concentrated MORE on those wheelchair bound with the exercises. That is why it only receives 3 starts. It IS a good book thoughPublished 5 months ago by Nancy Jones
I haven't really read the book thoroughly, just jumped around in it - well, not literally, I can't jump any more! Read morePublished 9 months ago by The Good Crone
Good book for actually seeing the poses. Understandable. Shared with yoga instructor. She liked what she saw. Perhaps it will help us both.Published 13 months ago by J. J. Bain
It was o.k. but nothing jumped out at me. I will reread it and follow some of the exercises. h. koppPublished 14 months ago by walter kopp
It had wheelchair exercises, but there were no surprises in this book thought I expected more MS specific. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SilentMira
As a person with MS for many years, I appreciate an exercise routine that I can adapt to my physical needs...Thank you...Published 18 months ago by Donalyn Germundson