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Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care 1st Edition
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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 therapysupports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible professioncomprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practiceincludes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yogareviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditionsProvides 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
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About the Author
Dr Lorenzo Cohen is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China.
Dr Cohen conducts research examining the biobehavioral effects of integrative medicine practices aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life including studies of meditation, Tibetan yoga, Patanjali-based yoga, Tai chi/Qigong, and other strategies such as stress management, emotional writing, neurofeedback, and acupuncture. He is interested in examining different types of complementary programs that can be easily incorporated into conventional treatment to decrease the psychophysiological consequences associated with treatment and improve outcomes.
The grandson of the late Vanda Scaravelli, author of Awakening the Spine and yoga teacher of many, Dr Cohen is especially interested in researching the effects of yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices. Dr Cohen is also conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle changes can influence cancer outcomes. Ongoing studies are examining lifestyle changes in the areas of diet/nutrition, physical activity, and stress management/social network to change the risk of developing cancer and influencing outcomes in those with cancer.
Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified internist, and the author of two books, including Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. He is the founder/director of Yoga As Medicine seminars and teacher trainings and the co-director, alongside his wife Eliana, of the Simply Yoga Institute, a yoga therapy center in Summit, New Jersey.
Timothy has traveled extensively, studying with many of the world's leading yoga teachers and yoga therapists including BKS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar, Patricia Walden and Donald Moyer. He has practiced yoga and meditation from various traditions for over 20 years and Tantra for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has studied with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar in Kerala, India.
McCall's articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Los Angeles Times and the Nation. In 2004-2005, he was a scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Since 2002, he has been the medical editor of Yoga Journal. He lectures and teaches yoga therapy seminars worldwide.
Shirley Telles has a degree in conventional medicine (MBBS) and a MPhil and PhD in Neurophysiology. Both MPhil and PhD theses were on the effects of yoga practice. Dr. Telles received a Fulbright fellowship in 1998 and in 2001 an award from the Templeton Foundation for creative ideas in neurobiology. In 2007 she received an Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research to study meditation's effects through autonomic variables, evoked and event related potentials, polysomnography and fMRI. Dr Telles has been the director of Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India; www.patanjaliresearchfoundation.com since 2007. Dr. Telles has over 198 research papers cited in bibliographic databases and authored 7 books. She is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga.
- Publisher : Handspring Publishing; 1st edition (April 29, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 538 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1909141208
- ISBN-13 : 978-1909141209
- Item Weight : 2.97 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.5 x 1.25 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #919,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is a dazzling tool to appreciate the therapeutic benefits of yoga. In addition to the four editors, who are yoga therapy experts, the book includes the contributions of another 62 internationally recognized yoga teachers and therapists and 25 consultants, from different yoga styles and lineages. The book has four introductory chapters about the origins and foundations of this field and the main research results on the psychophysiology of yoga. Through 17 clinical chapters, the book deals with a wide range of conditions including mental health, musculoskeletal, neurological, endocrine, cancer, cardiorespiratory, and particular issues related to specific populations (children, seniors, disabled, etc.).
Each chapter presents the scientific rationale for using yoga as a therapeutic instrument and offers a review and analysis of research done on each subject and includes some “clinical insights” from the professional experience of the specialists. The last two chapters concentrate on how to implement yoga therapy and future directions in research and clinical care. The editors said in the Preface: “The intention of this text is to serve as a comprehensive resource for physicians and other health care professionals, as well as yoga therapists, instructors, researchers, and practitioners.” It is interesting to observe numerous references to the Iyengar approach to yoga as it provides a recognized therapeutic contribution to health. The book has a rich bibliography, numerous tables, and a large collection of pictures.
Dr. Dean Ornish (U. of California, San Francisco) and author of the pioneering book, “Dr Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease,” (1990), wrote a Foreword, where he says that “changing lifestyle actually changes your genes … Our latest research found that these comprehensive lifestyle changes may even lengthen telomeres, the ends of your chromosomes that control aging … These lifestyle changes are part of the most influential trend in medicine today – what is known as “Lifestyle Medicine,” which is lifestyle as treatment as well as prevention.”
Dr. Timothy McCall, one of the four editors, is the author of the best-selling book, “Yoga as Medicine” (2007). He is also the medical editor of “Yoga Journal.” Recently, following a teaching engagement in London, he was invited to speak at a hearing in the British House of Lords on the healing benefits of yoga. Three other physicians presented a review of the scientific evidence and an analysis of the cost effectiveness of yoga in health care.
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Yoga still is I evaluated by rigorous studies in many areas and contraindications are vague still
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on June 28, 2021