About the Author

Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 30 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar, in 1974 and received a Viniyoga™ Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris,...

Viniyoga Therapy Complete Back Care Series

Gary Kraftsow

from Pranamaya

DVD: US $39.95
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The Viniyoga Therapy Complete Back Care Series is based on Gary Kraftsow’s book Yoga for Wellness and the protocol he developed for a National Institutes of Health research study that demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga therapy for treatment of low back pain. These DVDs include presentations on back pain, in-depth instruction on safely practicing the postures, and six complete therapeutic practices. Designed for everyone—even if you've never practiced yoga before.

This set includes both the Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips and Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders DVDs at a discounted price. Save 20% when you buy the complete series.

The Viniyoga Therapy Complete Back Care Series includes:

  • Presentation on understanding back pain and the application of yoga therapy
  • Technique workshop on how to safely perform postures and movements
  • Two focused practices for pain relief for specific areas of the back and major joints
  • Integrated practice for long-term strength and stability
  • English subtitle option for all material
  • Bonus MP3s for portable practice

What Is Viniyoga?
Viniyoga honors the integrity of ancient yoga teachings while making them relevant and practical today. Gary Kraftsow formed this approach to yoga from the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya of Madras, India. Viniyoga is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application.

Viniyoga is a comprehensive approach to the teachings of yoga, including asana, pranayama, bandha, sound, chanting, meditation, personal ritual, and study of texts. It adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs, and interests of each individual, giving each practitioner the tools to individualize the process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy, derived from the yoga tradition of Patanjali and the Ayurvedic system of health, is an adaptation and application of yoga techniques and practices to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition. Yoga therapy treats the whole person, seeking to change attitudes and actions that inhibit the natural healing process and to cultivate attitudes and actions that support it. The general long-term goals of yoga therapy include:

  • Reducing the symptoms of suffering that can be reduced
  • Managing symptoms that cannot be reduced
  • Rooting out causes wherever possible
  • Improving life function
  • Shifting attitude and perspective in relationship to life's challenges

Product details

Contents 2 DVDs (5 hours, 25 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2013
Product Codes 3864, p3864, ap03864

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