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Therapeutic Yoga

Dr. Ali and Jiwan Brar

Average Review Rating Average Rating 9/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Vermilion

Published : 2002

Copyright : Dr. Ali and Jiwan Brar 2002

ISBN-10 : PB 0-09-188514-0
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-09-188514-4

Publisher's Write-Up

Yoga is hotter than ever, with the number of people practising in the UK increasing by 25% each year. While many do so for general fitness and to tone their bodies, many others practise it to optimise their health and wellbeing. Therapeutic Yoga reveals how you can use yoga positions to boost your physical, mental and emotional fitness and shows you specific sequences designed to combat common problems. This book provides easy-to-follow, effective answers to all the common diseases and ailments, including arthritis, asthma, backache, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds and flu, headaches and migraine, high blood pressure, infertility, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual problems and stress. With practical advice and clear step-by-step colour photography throughout, this is the definitive guide to using yoga for health, from one of the UK's best-known complementary practitioners.

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Review by Rachel Newcombe (150603) Rating (9/10)

Review by Rachel Newcombe
Rating 9/10
Yoga has a huge following worldwide, but apart from being a beneficial form of exercise, it’s also very useful for aiding particular health conditions. Therapeutic Yoga shows exactly how to use yoga as a form of healing, offering a clear, descriptive and authoritative view of this practical and accessible method.

Part one starts with the basics, detailing what therapeutic yoga is and what it involves. All the benefits of yoga, such as increasing your energy, stretching muscles and improving circulation, are explained, and it provides the crucial details of how to practice the method.

Part two offers a guide to healthy living, covering topics such as diet, massage (self and others) and breath control, and offers a yoga programme aimed to improve your well being.

In part three you’ll find ways of using yoga therapy to aid specific ailments. Amongst the variety of health issues covered, there are ideas for helping irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, asthma, arthritis, headaches and backache. Not content to merely provide yoga exercise, the authors also offer their top tips on combating each condition, for example, dietary means of easing irritable bowel syndrome or headaches.

The book is illustrated throughout with clear photographs, ensuring the reader effortlessly grasps the basics of the positions explained. Written by celebrity doctor, author and pioneer of integrated medicine, Dr. Mosaraf Ali, and Jiwan Brar, a practitioner of therapeutic yoga, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice.

If you’ve never tried yoga or assumed it’s a tricky method only suitable for super-fit flexible individuals, think again. This book opens up the world of yoga, extending its benefits to include healing for common conditions and making it practical and applicable to everyone.
Rachel Newcombe (15th June 2003)

Rachel Newcombe -- Writer/Editor/Researcher
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