- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Broadway (October 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0767907493
- ISBN-13: 978-0767907491
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Yoga RX: A Step-by-Step Program to Promote Health, Wellness, and Healing for Common Ailments Paperback – October 1, 2002
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Amidst a superfluity of enthusiastic but unspecialized "yoga-is-good-for-you" books, this volume stands out by focusing on yoga therapy, a system of using yogic exercises to relieve pain and sickness. The chapters are organized by anatomical system (musculoskeletal, circulatory, endocrine) and describe a sequence of poses to benefit each one. Usatine, a professor at UCLA's medical school, stresses that yoga therapy is a complement to traditional medical care; he begins each section with easy-to-read overviews of human anatomy and physiology, bolstered by practical advice on both Eastern and Western methods of treating ailments. The clarity and confidence of the yoga directions testify to Payne's many years as an instructor. But learning yoga from a book is difficult, and the novice would likely find this particular volume less forgiving than most. The photographs are fairly small, and for the most part, two must suffice for illustrating a multi-step pose. However, for those who practice yoga on a regular basis (and therefore won't need to parse out sun salutation's complex postures) and would like to refine their routines to improve their health, this book may prove a very valuable resource.
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Payne and Usatine developed a yoga curriculum for the UCLASchool of Medicine, and now present a book that promotes yoga forhealth maintenance and as a complement to Western medicine fortreating common ailments. Inspired by the viniyoga (personalizedyoga) taught by Indian yoga master T. K .V. Desikachar, Yoga RXoffers simple versions of yoga postures and meditation and breathingtechniques for novices and students alike. Two core routines for basicwellness are suggested as well as numerous routines for specifichealth problems. The collaboration between Payne, a yoga therapist,and Usatine, a professor of medicine, yields a safe and balancedapproach to integrating yoga therapies with Western medicine as theauthors explain the functioning of various anatomical systems,devoting a chapter to each (musculoskeletal, respiratory, etc.), inwhich malfunctions are explained and simple healing yoga therapyroutines recommended. Jane Tuma
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As a Yoga teacher I find this book immensely (that is just an understatement) helpful. I routinely use and refer this beautiful presentation to address my student's concern. The authors understanding and respect for the (patient's) body and a diverse audience a book can reach is evident in the routines which are mild and curative, in the precautions and helpful wholesome practices that can also be followed.
The publishers have done a terrific job in the quality of the photographs, printing and the overall book itself. Another jem of a book about application of Yoga for what is needed most today. The authors and publishers have truly done a yoeman service by making such content available.
The writing is clear, the book is well organized. I'd say that it's a good book to add to any yoga teacher's bookshelf and a good primer for anyone interested in yoga as a therapy tool.
I have ordered Yoga RX: A Step-by-Step program by Larry Payne on 6/9/2016 and I haven't received it yet. Is there any problem ?
Thank you for your help.