Ingrid Yang, Sage Rountree, Kyle Fahey
Tema (-os)Visos knygos · Reabilitacija. Fizinė medicina · Sportas
"Adaptive Yoga is intended to teach yoga teachers and qualified healthcare professionals how individuals with chronic diseases and disabilities can maximize their yoga practice and recognize the healing and other benefits they can find with a consistent practice"--
The massive growth in the popularity of yoga as a form of exercise and as a method of maintaining whole-body wellness has led to thousands of published research studies confirming what yoga practitioners already know: Yoga relieves stress, improves mental and emotional health, enhances sleep, relieves low back pain and neck pain, promotes weight loss, and even enables smoking cessation. Further study has proven that yoga helps individuals with disabilities improve their functional activities of daily living, recover from injuries, gain mobility, experience less pain, and manage anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Adaptive Yoga takes these studies out of the research labs and onto the yoga mat to empower individuals with disabilities or chronic health conditions to create an effective and safe yoga practice. If you work with these special populations as a yoga teacher or rehabilitative therapist, you will find guidance and recommended poses for some of the most common conditions and disabilities, including these:
Low back pain
Hip, knee, and rheumatoid arthritis
Spinal cord injury
Lower limb amputation
Each pose is presented in detail so you fully understand how it helps the student improve functionality. The text instructs the reader on how to enter, hold, and exit the pose safely, as well as why the pose is beneficial for that condition. When appropriate, contraindications are presented so the yoga practice can be tailored to address any additional conditions or limitations. Challenge variations and restorative modifications for many poses make further individualization possible.
In Adaptive Yoga, authors Ingrid Yang, MD, and Kyle Fahey, DPT, have combined their extensive backgrounds in yoga, medicine, and physical therapy with their unique insights and passion for movement and rehabilitation to present an essential guide for helping those with chronic conditions experience the countless physical and mental benefits of yoga practice.
CE exam available! For certified professionals, a companion continuing education exam can be completed after reading this book. The Adaptive Yoga Online CE Exam may be purchased separately or as part of the Adaptive Yoga With CE Exam package that includes both the book and the exam.
This resource will help yoga teachers, physical therapists, and individuals with disabilities create safe and effective yoga practices that accommodate conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, spinal cord injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, limb amputation, Parkinson&;s, and multiple sclerosis.
Part I. Principles of Adapting Yoga
1. Yoga as Rehabilitation
2. How the Body Moves Part II. Adapting Yoga for Specific Disabilities
3. Low Back Pain
4. Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
5. Rheumatoid Arthritis
6. Lower Limb Amputation
7. Spinal Cord Injury
8. Parkinson's Disease
10. Multiple Sclerosis
11. Cerebral Palsy