Yoga for a Happy Back
296 pages, 9 x 7
Paperback
Release Date:19 May 2016
ISBN:9781848192713
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Yoga for a Happy Back

A Teacher's Guide to Spinal Health through Yoga Therapy

Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Singing Dragon

This unique book offers a framework for using yoga therapeutically to heal back and spinal problems. Combining detailed instruction on evaluation and treatment techniques with personal narrative and case studies, Yoga for a Happy Back bridges the gap between practicing yoga for better physical health and understanding the role of the mind-body connection in back pain.

Utilising her vast experience as a physical therapist and yoga therapist, and the latest advances in the field, Krentzman advises on how to design therapeutic yoga classes for individuals with back pain. She includes information on creating class themes, and never before published sequences from the Purna yoga tradition for alignment based treatment of specific spinal conditions.

With over 300 photos and illustrations, this book enables practitioners to access the benefits of yoga therapy for the treatment of orthopaedic dysfunctions and to promote general spinal health.

RELATED TOPICS: Health & Well-Being, Yoga
Rachel Krentzman PT, E-RYT, is the founder and director of Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga in San Diego, California. In 1996 she gained a degree in physical therapy and began her career in hospital settings in areas such as orthopaedics and neurosurgery. Rachel became increasingly aware of the therapeutic benefits of yoga and gained her E-RYT500 designation after advanced study with Aadil Palkhivala, the founder of Purna yoga. As well as workshops and classes, Rachel offers teacher training in yoga therapy, particularly in the treatment of back problems.
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