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Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise: A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists, 1e


Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise: A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists, 1e

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    Available in PDF Format | Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise: A Practical Guide for Manual Therapists, 1e.pdf | English
    Luise Wörle(Author) Erik Pfeiff(Author)

Yoga as Therapeutic Exercise is a practical guide to prescribing yoga exercises therapeutically for common health problems. The book is aimed at all manual therapists, as well as yoga teachers working with beginners and physically restricted or older students. It describes how to modify yoga postures for a wide range of patients and conditions, integrating relaxation, stretching and strengthening. Written in an accessible style and with a very practical layout, it describes the principles and aims of this exercise approach before providing groups of exercises for specific areas of the body (feet and knees, pelvis, spine, shoulder girdle, neck, arms and hands). Exercises are classified from basic to advanced level and supported by clear illustrative photographs and precise descriptions.


Includes basic tests to find the appropriate exercises

Gives advice for patient compliance

Presents basic exercises for all areas of the body

Helps patients build up a successful individual form of practice

Luise Wörle and Erik Pfeiff both lecture and teach

throughout Europe. Luise is a yoga teacher and osteopath;

Erik is a psychotherapist and bodywork therapist.

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  • By Matsyendra on 23 November 2010

    While the subtitle of this book addresses manual therapists, it presents a very useful and interesting approach for yoga teachers and practitioners, too. Speaking from that perspective, I'd say there is no other book with a more detailed and concise guide to yoga practice in the Iyengar tradition. The big bonus, however, are the so-called "basic exercises" that are inspired by yoga positions but are not as demanding. Therefore, they can be introduced in courses with older persons, beginners and people with physical limitations, either leading towards classic asanas or as exercises in their own right. I'm quite impressed with the wealth and practicality of the material offered.

  • By eyal on 7 December 2010

    This is an important book for manual and physical therapists looking to expand their clinical repertoire of therapeutic exercise. For several decades therapeutic exercises have been dominated by a structural-orthopedic model, one that has only limited efficacy. It is good to see a completely different therapeutic approach which is based on eastern traditions of wellness and movement. This book is an essential guide for therapists looking to work with alternative models of health care.

  • By Babix on 10 February 2011

    Quite an impressive book with lots of precise instructions and photos. It contains a wide variety of basic exercises with different degrees of difficulty which can be used as a basis for learning (or teaching) traditional yoga postures. So, while the book is ostensibly geared towards manual therapists, as a yoga teacher, I find it very useful, too.

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