Kudos for The Contraindication for Yoga Asanas
"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
"As yoga becomes more popular, it becomes more important to educate about its safe use and practice. "The Contraindication Index" provides a brief and concise reference for those with medical conditions to help ensure that their enjoyment of yoga remains a safe exercise."
Brian A. Wells, MD, MPH, MSM
Stony Brook, NY
"The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas is a refreshing and easy to follow tool for yoga teachers. The electronic format makes the index very functional when I need to pull up information quickly or on the go. It's reassuring to know that I am teaching my students a safe yet challenging class."
Sari Leigh, RYT200
Anacostia Yogi - Washington, DC
"The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas gives a wonderful outline of common injuries/diseases and which yoga poses to avoid or modify. It is a helpful tool for both teachers and practitioners alike. Many people will benefit to have this reference guide handy, not just for injury prevention, but also to maximize the benefits of their practice by working more intelligently."
Jill Lawson, RYT200
Jill Lawson Yoga - Dolores, CO
"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
This book is very helpful, interesting, and easy to use. The information was simple enough that I was not overwhelmed while reading it. I will definitely use this book to prepare for my classes and to gain a greater understanding of the many bodily conditions that are out there.
Melody Hansen, RYT500
Expanding Light - Nevada City, CA
"As a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (TCM & Ayurveda), Yoga Instruct and Teacher Trainer, my approach has always been to utilize yoga as medicine with my patients, students, teachers, and classes. I find this book an excellent resource for beginner and advanced yoga instructors and practitioners, it is a quick and easy guide to follow. A strong physical, emotional, and spiritual "sense of safety" is a true foundation for all yoga classes."
Steven Shomo, E-RYT, DOM, CSCS
Syner-Qi - St. Augustine, FL
"AMAZING TOOL that every yoga practitioner and teacher should own. Thanks for giving back to the yoga community with your time, positive energy and generous spirit."
N. Sugathapala, Yoga student
West Palm Beach, FL