Yoga for Arthritis

Yoga for Arthritis

The Complete Guide

Paperback - 2008
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A comprehensive, user-friendly medical yoga program designed for management and prevention of arthritis.

Arthritis restricts movement; yoga increases range of motion: these two were made for each other. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country, limiting everyday activities for more than seven million Americans. Drugs, surgeries, and steroids can alleviate some of the discomforts, but study after study has shown that exercise is most beneficial to most forms of arthritis, specifically low-impact, flexibility-enhancing exercises--hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand arthritis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Broken down into chapters focusing on each major joint, there are 100 classical yoga poses and numerous imaginative and physiologically sound adapted poses, all with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photo demonstrations. The authors welcome readers into the philosophy and principles of yoga and show how to use yoga to find lasting relief from arthritis.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393330588
Characteristics: 335 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Saltonstall, Ellen


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Apr 06, 2017

This is a good Yoga book for general usage. It did not have any extra information particular to a medical condition. It does successfully demonstrate how to use props to assist your asana's.

Apr 02, 2017

Excellent ,Excellent Book !!

This book is well written ,well illustrated and very user friendly !
Individual chapters on each body part that can give us problems - i.e. shoulders, hips etc.

This book was a Text book in my Yoga Therapy training !!
Highly recommend for students and Teachers !

Anne Harris-Freed
Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist


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