Viniyoga Therapy for Depression

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Viniyoga Therapy for Depression is based on Gary Kraftsow’s book Yoga for Wellness and nearly 40 years of experience with one-on-one client care. Gary’s approach on this DVD combines specific yogic methods in an integrated way to address depression in each of the physiological, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral domains. Enjoy gentle physical exercises with breath work, chanting, and relaxation—designed for everyone, even if you've never practiced yoga before.

Viniyoga Therapy for Depression includes:

  • Teachings on yoga therapy for the treatment of depression (60 minutes)
  • Therapeutic Practice #1: Physiological Rebalancing for Depression (51 minutes)
  • Therapeutic Practice #2: Shifting Mood and Self-Concept (38 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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