Yoga RX: A Step-by-Step Program to Promote Health, Wellness, by Larry Payne, Richard P. Usatine, Merry Aronson, Rachelle

By Larry Payne, Richard P. Usatine, Merry Aronson, Rachelle Gardner

East meets West as an assistant dean on the UCLA institution of Medecine and a celeb Yoga teacher exhibit tips on how to use historic Yoga postures for treating dozens of universal ailments.

Yoga hasn't ever been warmer in the USA, and now its merits are being well-known a ways past the arenas of enlightenment and physique sculpting. Yoga RX distills an array of postures into an easy-to-use routine for someone looking aid for whatever from again soreness to the typical cold.

Written by means of a hugely revered professor of medecine and a popular Yoga instructor and Yoga therapist whose consumers comprise Warren Beatty, Ted Danson, and Dolly Parton, Yoga RX bargains a holistic application in keeping with the authors' learn into the technological know-how of Yoga. supporting readers improve their possibilities of ailment prevention via elevated movement, energy, flexibility, and focus, this obtainable guide additionally covers particular Yoga cures for treating health problems such as:

Arthritis
Headaches
PMS
Insomnia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

In the culture of The Pilates Body, this step by step, illustrated instruction manual is the final word prescription for therapeutic physique, brain, and soul.

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Note that the models shown on page 25 have soft limbs. USE THE DYNAM IC AN D TH E STATI C When we are moving in and out of postures, we are using the dynamic. When we are holding a posture, we are using the static. Yoga practice is most effective if we incorporate both the dynamic and the static into our routines. We do this by slowly moving in and out of most Yoga postures a few times before holding them. There are exceptions: in some postures we use either the dynamic or the static, but not both.

Thus deep, measured Yoga breathing affects the respiratory system by increasing absorption of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide. It can calm a rapid heart rate and relax muscle tension. Yoga breathing also helps strengthen abdominal muscles and improve posture. Probably the two most important benefits of Yoga breathing are its effective ness in stress reduction and pain management. Since stress is an underlying factor exacerbating virtually all other health conditions, the reduction of stress through regular Yoga breathing can have a major effect on your health.

We all gathered around, very alarmed, as she struggled to catch her breath. We rushed her to the emergency room, and, with treatment, she recovered. But I never forgot the experience. After college we lost touch with one another. Then, twenty-five years later, I bumped into Chris while on my way to teach a Yoga class in Malibu. Surprised and delighted, we reminisced about old times, and I asked about her asthma. Appar ently she had been using various medications and taking allergy shots ever since the attack in college.

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