Science & Philosophy of Teaching Yoga and Yoga Therapy

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Teddi Barenholtz, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 373 pages
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"The renaissance of yoga has created Western-style yoga schools, professional organizations offering accreditation and the blending of yoga into modern medicine. This is the first ever comprehensive yoga textbook that meets the American Yoga Alliance standard for yoga teachers. The book follows the Yoga Alliance syllabus and includes the required major components 1) Anatomy and Physiology, 2) Technique 3) Teaching Method, 4) Philosophy, Ethics and Lifestyle, 5) Practical Application. In addition the use of yoga as alternative medicine is included. Orthopedic, neurological and medical diseases are presented with corresponding yoga to promote healing. Connecting the mind body and spirit, this book bridges yoga as an ancient science for healthy living with modern world living. The book is suitable as part of a western medical training curriculum and as a guide for yoga teachers and therapists to deepen their yoga practice. The easy to follow format makes this book good both for professionals and for laymen searching to improve their overall health and well being."--Publisher description.
 

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Contents

Neurology 4 2 Spinal alignment and pathology p327
2
The Spirit of Yoga
3
References
25
Philosophy Ethics Lifestyle
27
1 The five kosha
28
References
60
Anatomy
62
1 Construction of the Scurve of the spine from the stacking of vertebral discs
64
9 Realms of the conscious states
166
16 Yogic practices for a healthy brain and mind
175
Yogic Anatomy Ayurv
178
3 Image from Koehlers MedicinalPlants 1887
183
Yogic Anatomy AyurvGD
186
7 Yogin with seven chakras Painting Kangra school Late 18th century A D
200
2 The Ten Bodies
208
References
212

3 Planes of the body
73
5 The shoulder girdle
82
8 External muscles of the back
89
11 External musculature of the abdominal wall
97
16 The quadriceps muscles
103
20 Sternocleidomastoid muscle
110
21 Main muscles of the body in action during yogasana
118
Physiology
121
2 Neuron
126
References
147
1 Main regions of the brain and their functions midsaggital plane
151
7 Effects of yoga on the brain
159
Techniques
214
the eight limbs of yoga
215
4Drishti
223
References
243
Teaching Methodology
245
The Spirit of Yoga Therapy
279
Neurology
293
Medical
311
Orthopedic
325
YOGASENSE SEQUENCES
345
Spinal alignment exercise
352
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Jacqueline Koay is the founder and director of Sun Yoga. She was educated at the University of Manchester & Oxford university, England. She is a highly regarded yogi scientist and author. Theodora Barenholz is founder of YogaSense Therapy, providing therapy with a yoga touch for children and adults. Authors are co-creators of the Moms Choice Award winning Fun with Sun Yoga; Children's Yoga Cards and Guidebook.

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