The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas is an essential reference guide to injuries, ailments, and medical conditions that can be exacerbated by certain yoga postures. It cross-references extensive research on 35 common medical conditions, injuries and ailments and 112 fundamental yoga poses, explaining which ones should be avoided, which ones can be modified and how.
The Index is the only resource available that catalogs known yoga contraindications and provides guidance specific to an existing medical condition or injury.
The Index is conveniently organized according to the medical condition, rather than the posture and provides guidance as to whether a position can be modified and practiced with increased safety or should be avoided.
The eBook is offered for instant download as a pdf file and can be accessed on your laptop, printed and bound or transferred to your eReader (iPad, Nook or Kindle). It is not yet available as a paperback. Yoga Studios and Medical Offices may purchase special licenses that provide distribution rights - this makes it convenient, and legal, to share print out, single chapters with your clients or patients who need to work around an injury or existing medical condition.
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"First do no harm – the law of medicine. Ahimsa – do no harm, the law of yoga. The Contraindication Index is a boon for yoga, yoga teachers and all students. It serves up a comprehensive menu of safe practice for today's world of yoga, rooted in prevention and ultimately in healing. Highly recommended!"
Annette Tersigni RN, The Yoga Nurse
Founder of Yoga Nursing
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"Victoria has put together a thoughtful + well-researched resource that is a gem for yoga teachers: new or experienced. I'm now requiring the CIFYA manual for both the Wisdom Method School of Yoga Foundations + Yoga Therapists' training because I know it will help new yoga teachers + yoga therapists familiarize themselves with an integrative + safe approach to yoga asana + teach the healing art of yoga with greater confidence."
Kellie Adkins, M.Sc., ERYT500, CYT750, RPYT, RCYT
Founder + Director of the Wisdom Method School of Yoga