Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips

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Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips

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Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips 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. The DVD includes a presentation on back pain, in-depth instruction on safely practicing the postures, and three complete therapeutic practices. Designed for everyone—even if you've never practiced yoga before.

Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips includes:

  • Presentation on understanding back pain and the application of yoga therapy
  • Technique workshop on how to safely perform postures and movements
  • Focused practice for low back and sacrum therapy (23 minutes)
  • Focused practice for hip therapy (30 minutes)
  • Integrated practice for sustained low back strength and stability (31 minutes)
  • 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

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Review for Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum and Hips Review by don johnson

i had sciatica for well over a year...did physical therapy, no help...had mri...consultation with surgeon ...etc...i bought many books and dvds...i decided that this was the best dvd...i did the second or third exercise group almost everyday..in the beginning there was too much pain to do the third session...after 6 months the pain lessened and for the last 7 months i am pain free..i still do my viniyoga 5 or 6 times a week...i don't want to go back to that old pain...it feels so good to walk without pain..it takes some dedication and patients...hope this helps for someone

(Posted on 4/19/2013)

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Contents 1 DVD (2 hours, 35 minutes)
Date Published February 01, 2013
ISBN-13 978-1-934430-01-9
Dimensions 5 x 5 inches
Product Code OS03860D