Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (häftad)
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Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (häftad)

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

Häftad Engelska, 2016-04-29
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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.
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Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD received his doctorate in human physiology and neuroscience at the University of Toronto and has conducted research in neuroscience, biological rhythms, sleep and sleep disorders for over 35 years. He has also been personally involved in the practice of a yoga lifestyle since 1971 and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is currently the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical Medical School at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine. As a full-time yoga researcher, he has conducted clinical research trials evaluating the efficacy of yoga treatment for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and mental health in public schools. Dr. Khalsa collaborates with fellow yoga researchers internationally, routinely participates in yoga research conferences, and actively works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga therapy, including coordination of the annual Symposium on Yoga Research. He is the author of the Harvard Medical School ebook entitled Your Brain on Yoga, and since 2005 he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in mind body medicine. Dr Lorenzo Cohen is Professor and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University Cancer Hospital, Shanghai, China. Dr Cohen conducts research examining the biobehavioral effects of integrative medicine practices aimed at reducing the negative aspects of cancer treatment and improving quality of life including studies of meditation, Tibetan yoga, Patanjali-based yoga, Tai chi/Qigong, and other strategies such as stress management, emotional writing, neurofeedback, and acupuncture. He is interested in examining different types of complementary programs that can be easily incorporated into conventional treatment to decrease the psychophysiological consequences associated with treatment and improve outcomes. The grandson of the late Vanda Scaravelli, author of Awakening the Spine and yoga teacher of many, Dr Cohen is especially interested in researching the effects of yoga, meditation, and other mind-body practices. Dr Cohen is also conducting research to demonstrate that lifestyle changes can influence cancer outcomes. Ongoing studies are examining lifestyle changes in the areas of diet/nutrition, physical activity, and stress management/social network to change the risk of developing cancer and influencing outcomes in those with cancer. Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified internist, and the author of two books, including Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam). He practiced medicine for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full-time to investigating and teaching yoga therapy. He is the founder/director of Yoga As Medicine seminars and teacher trainings and the co-director, alongside his wife Eliana, of the Simply Yoga Institute, a yoga therapy center in Summit, New Jersey. Timothy has traveled extensively, studying with many of the world's leading yoga teachers and yoga therapists including BKS Iyengar, TKV Desikachar, Patricia Walden and Donald Moyer. He has practiced yoga and meditation from various traditions for over 20 years and Tantra for more than a decade. Since 2005, he has studied with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, Chandukutty Vaidyar in Kerala, India. McCall's articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, the Los Angeles Times and the Nation. In 2004-2005, he was a scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA. Since 2002, he has been the medical editor of Yoga Journal. He lectures and teaches yoga therapy seminars worldwide. Shirley Telles completed


Section 1: Introduction to Yoga and Yoga Therapy 1. Introduction to yoga in health care 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 Conditions 5. Yoga therapy for depression 6. Yoga therapy for anxiety 7. Yoga therapy for other mental health conditions Section 3: Musculoskeletal and Neurological Conditions 8. Yoga therapy for back conditions 9. Yoga therapy for musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions 10. Yoga therapy for neurological and immune conditions Section 4: Endocrine Conditions 11. Yoga therapy for diabetes 12. Yoga therapy for metabolic syndrome and weight control Section 5: Cardiorespiratory Conditions 13. Yoga therapy for heart disease 14. Yoga therapy for hypertension 15. Yoga therapy for respiratory conditions Section 6: Cancer 16. Yoga therapy during cancer treatment 17. Yoga therapy for cancer survivors Section 7: Special Populations 18. Yoga therapy for pediatrics 19. Yoga therapy for geriatrics 20. Yoga therapy for obstetrics and gynaecology 21. Yoga as prevention and wellness Section 8: Practical and Future Considerations 22. Implementation of yoga therapy 23. Future directions in research and clinical care