The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas
Medical Office License
The Medical Office License is especially for doctors, physical therapists, chiropractors, nursing homes and other medical offices and allows reproduction and distribution of single chapters to patients.
Format: eBook (Standard License)
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3.3 MB
Medical Office License Details
Especially for Doctors, Physical and Occupational Therapists, Nursing homes
We want to make sure information about yoga contraindications is easily accessible to those who need it. So we decided to offer a special license to doctors and medical offices that may utilize or recommend yoga as a treatment, or that treat individuals who practice yoga.
The Medical Office License allows distribution rights as follows:
The right to distribute unlimited hard copies (print outs) of specific chapters of The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas to patients or clients who are experiencing the ailment or condition covered by that chapter. All distributed hard copies must include the “How to Use This Index” page. There is no time limitation attached to this license—it is good for life.
The Medical Office License does NOT allow:
What is it?
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 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here's what a few people have said about The Index:
"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
"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
"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