The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas
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Format: eBook (Standard License)
File Type: PDF
File Size: 3.3 MB
Yoga Contraindication Information for Students and Practitioners
Are you practicing yoga with a pre-existing medical condition or injury? You can have a safer, more comfortable, practice with The Contraindication Index for Yoga Asanas. Whether you are a regular at your local studio, stream online class videos, or have a home practice with a stack of trusty DVDs, The Index enables you to take control of your own practice. The Index puts asana-specific contraindication information in your hands, so that you can be the driver of the discussion with your yoga teacher and doctor about your contraindication.
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.
The Index is the only resource available that catalogs known yoga contraindications and provides guidance specific to an existing medical condition or injury.
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.
Want to see if your contraindication is covered or get a feel for how it's organized? You can view the first 12 pages online for free!
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Here's what a few people have said about The Index:
"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