Yoga Therapy


Yoga Therapy

A guide to the therapeutic use of yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitness

By A.G. Mohan & Indra Mohan

Paperback: 220 pages

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IF YOU OPEN any book on yoga, you are likely to find drawings or photos of people in various body positions. These body positions have names, traditionally given in Sanskrit. Most of these names end with the word asana. Essentially, asanas are movements of the body or stays in specific body positions, practiced with appropriate breathing. Why should we practice asanas? What can they do for us? Asanas are, at the very least, a form of exercise, and we must expect from them the benefits that we would from other forms of exercise. Ideally, an exercise program should lead us toward greater physical and mental health. In other words, it should help pro­mote the following:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Structural alignment
  • Proper functioning of various body systems
  • Mental steadiness

We require all five for good health, and asanas can give us all five if they are done cor­rectly. Further, asanas can help heal various imbalances in our body and mind. This chap­ter explains what constitutes asanas, and the important principles of how movement and breathing should be done in asanas so that you derive all their benefits. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 explain an equally important process: how to tailor your asana practice to suit your physical and mental makeup and your partic­ular needs…


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