My Virtual Bookshelf: Yoga Books

Yoga therapy books from my virtual bookshelf

Here are a few of the yoga therapy books you would find on my bookshelf.  Click the link for Chapters at the bottom of the page if you’re interested in finding these for sale online at a discounted price.

 

Fishman, Loren, MD, & Ardman, Carol (2012). Yoga for Back Pain. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Internationally renowned rehabilitation specialist Loren Fishman, MD, is your personal instructor for a healthier back. Newly updated and with down-to-earth techniques and instruction for all levels, Yoga for Back Pain helps you:

  • dinstinguish between the seven major causes of backache;
  • target your source of pain through diagnosis-specific yoga poses;
  • manage, reduce and ultimately end your pain.

Depending on the severity and chronicity of your pain, the postures in this guide, described in detail and illustrated in photographs, will help you determine how to start your own yoga practice or alter your existing practice in order to achieve lasting comfort and strength.


 

Clark, Bernie (2012). The Complete Guide To Yin Yoga: The Philosophy & Practice of Yin Yoga. Oregon: White Cloud Press.

Yin Yoga is part of the original Hatha Yoga tradition. In its modern incarnation, Yin Yoga combines the influences of Indian Yoga with Chinese Daoist practices and Western science to improve our health on many levels.  With its emphasis on long-held, passive stresses of the deeper connective tissues, Yin Yoga mobilizes and strengthens our joints, ligaments and deep fascial networks.

“Yin yoga when taught skillfully, can provide an opportunity to go within and re-align our orientation.  It will also affect our physical body in ways that may surprise us.  It is simple, but often challenging.  It will provide us with ample periods of stillness within which we can start to pay attention to what is really happening, right here, right now.  It can provoke insights that may move us to make significant changes in our life or allow us to accept that what is happening right now is exactly what ought to be happening right now.  We may discover ourselves opening up to and connecting with our experience as it is, rather than holding on to resistance and feelings of victimization.  ”  ~Sarah Powers

 

 

Liebler, Nancy, Ph.D., & Moss, Sandra, M.S.P.H. (2009).  Healing Depression The Mind-Body Way: Creating Happiness With Meditation, Yoga, And Ayurveda.  New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way shines a new light on the darkness of depression by presenting specific antidepression strategies designed to hep you unleash your innate healing potential.  The time-tested advice presented in this book is based on the latest theories of modern science and the practical wisdom of Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine.  This unique book offers a comprehensive step-by-step program for eradicating the root of depression from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your being.

 

 

NurrieStearns, Mary, LCSW, RYT & NurrieStearns, Rick (2010).  Yoga For Anxiety: Meditations And Practices For Calming The Body And Mind.  Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Many of us face daily demands and overwhelming difficulties that cause seemingly uncontrollable feelings of anxiety and fear.  When you feel this way, it’s healing to calm yourself and to reclaim your sense of innate goodness and well-being.  For centuries, yoga has offered a quiet retreat away from life’s pressures and has enabled us to reconnect to our inner wisdom and peace.

Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration and reduce the symptoms of anxiety.  this book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity.  Before long, you’ll free yourself from the anxiety and fears that holdl you back and learn to live with a more open heart and resilient mind.  Just as yoga helps you feel more at home in your body, the mental and physical practices in Yoga for Anxiety help you increase your sense of contentment in life.

 

 

Sanford, Laurie (2011). Yoga For Osteoporosis. New York: Hatherleigh Press.

A safe and Easy Approach to Better Health and Well-Being Through Yoga.

Although bone density naturally begins to decreasea at the age of 35, it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle – and yoga can become an integral part of improving your health and well-being.

Gentle Yoga for Osteoporosis shows you how to integrate yoga into your exercise routine to promote bone health. Because yoga is low-impact and is easily modified to your own needs and abilities, you can safely and effectively reap the benefits of exercise by stimulating bone growth and strengthening muscles.

Whether you are looking to prevent the onset of osteoporosis or have been diagnosed with the disease and aim to reduce your symptoms, Gentle Yoga for Osteoporosis is your complete guide to relieving pain and stress through yoga.

Stiles, Tara (2012). Yoga Cures.  New York: Three Rivers Press.


Do you have a headache? PMS?  Cellulite?  Shin Splints?  A broken heart?  Or do you just need to chill out?  There’s a yoga cure for each of these things.  In Yoga Cures, Tara Stiles -owner of Strala Yoga in Manhattan -offers an A-to-Z guide of the poses you can do to target specific problems in your body and get you feeling better right away.  Using the fun, fresh approach to yoga she is known for, Stiles takes on more than 50 common ailments ranging from arthritis and fibromyalgia to jiggly thighs and hangovers.  Through a simple sequence of poses for each, suitable for the beginner through the advanced practitioner, she provides smart remedies that will keep you happy and healthy.

 

structural yoga therapy

 Stiles, Mukunda (2000). Structural Yoga Therapy. Maine: Weiser Books.

This is one of my all time favourite yoga therapy books. I absolutely love this book.  I would highly recommend it for yoga teachers, therapists and anyone working as a physical trainer or therapist. Mukunda explains the power of yoga to heal the body. He describes his own amazing physical transformations as he realigned his body through structural yoga therapy.

 

 

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