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Yoga, Mind-body Therapies, Physical Therapy

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD is currently the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical.

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Lorenzo COHEN

Dr. Lorenzo Cohen is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center,

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Timothy McCALL

Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified internist, and the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam).

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Shirley TELLES

Dr Telles is the director of research, Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India.

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The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care is a professional-level textbook with contributions by multiple expert researchers and therapists in the field.

This book

  • brings together the science and the practice of yoga therapy
  • supports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible profession
  • comprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practice
  • includes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yoga
  • reviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditions
  • Provides brief contributions by expert yoga therapists describing practical implementation issues relevant to yoga for specific conditions.

The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.

This book will prove essential to yoga therapists, physical therapists, medical doctors, psychologists and other health professionals interested in yoga as a therapeutic intervention.








Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care


Section 1: Introduction to Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Yoga Psychophysiology

1. Introduction

2. History, philosophy and practice of yoga

3. History, philosophy and practice of yoga therapy

4. Research on the psychophysiology of yoga


Section 2: Mental Health

5. Yoga therapy for depression

6. Yoga therapy for anxiety spectrum disorders (GAD, PD, OCD, PTSD)*

7. Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions (insomnia, ADD, addictions, schizophrenia, etc.)


Section 3: Musculoskeletal and Neurological

8. Yoga therapy for back pain (low back pain, scoliosis, disc problems, kyphosis, injuries, etc.)

9. Yoga therapy for other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions (neck pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, injuries, etc.)

10. Yoga therapy for neurological and immune disorders (pain disorders, fibromyalgia, autism, TBI, Alzheimers)


Section 4: Endocrine

11. Yoga therapy for diabetes

12. Yoga therapy for metabolic syndrome, weight control, endocrine disorders


Section 5: Cardiorespiratory

13. Yoga therapy for heart disease

14. Yoga therapy for hypertension

15. Yoga therapy for respiratory disorders (asthma, COPD)


Section 6: Cancer

16. Yoga therapy for cancer treatment

17. Yoga therapy for cancer pre- and post-treatment


Section 7: Normative/Special Populations

18. Yoga therapy in children and adolescents

19. Yoga therapy in the elderly

20. Yoga therapy for women’s health (normal and high-risk pregnancy, PMS, perimenopausal symptoms)

21. Yoga as prevention and wellness maintenance


Section 8: Practical and Future Considerations

22. Yoga therapy practical implementation issues

23. Future research and clinical trends and needs



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