Yoga as Medicine

Yoga as Medicine
Author: Yoga Journal,Timothy McCall
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2007-07-31
ISBN: 0553903942
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga as Medicine Book Excerpt:

The definitive book of yoga therapy, this groundbreaking work comes to you from the medical editor of the country’s premier yoga magazine, who is both a practicing yogi and a Western-trained physician. Beginning with an overview of the history and science of yoga, Dr. McCall describes the many different techniques in the yoga tool kit; explains what yoga does and who can benefit from it (virtually everyone!); and provides lavishly illustrated and minutely detailed instructions on starting a yoga practice geared to your fitness level and your health status. Yoga as Medicine offers a wealth of practical information, including how to: •Utilize yogic tools, including postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, for both prevention and healing of illness •Master the art of becoming more in tune with your body •Communicate more effectively with your doctor •Adopt therapeutic yoga practices as either an alternative or a complement to surgery and to expensive, sometimes dangerous medications •Practice safely Find an instructor and a style of yoga that are right for you. With twenty chapters devoted to the work of individual master teachers, including such well-known figures as Patricia Walden, John Friend, and Rodney Yee, Yoga as Medicine shows how these experts have applied the wisdom of this ancient holistic practice to twenty different conditions, ranging from arthritis to chronic fatigue, depression, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, infertility, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, and obesity. Defining yoga as “a systematic technology to improve the body, understand the mind, and free the spirit,” Dr. McCall shows the way to a path that can truly alter your life. An indispensable guide for the millions who now practice yoga or would like to begin, as well as for yoga teachers, body workers, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health

Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health
Author: Tracey Meyers
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-06-21
ISBN: 0857013831
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yin Yoga Therapy and Mental Health Book Excerpt:

This highly illustrated guide teaches yoga therapists and mental health professionals how to integrate Yin Yoga into practice and treatment plans as part of a holistic approach to healing and treating a variety of mental health challenges and brain injuries. Yin yoga is an accessible form of yoga consisting of mainly floor based low force stretching, perfect for all patients regardless of physical limitations. The use of Yin yoga when combined with breath work and meditation can decrease anxiety, improve overall mood, and create a sense of well-being. With explanations on the principles of practice, such as asanas, meditation, breathwork and how to integrate different psychological methods to decrease emotional suffering and increase self-care along with examples of how to apply these principles for a range of mental health conditions; this guide is essential reading for all practitioners interested in an integrated approach to healing.

Integrative Medicine Part I Incorporating Complementary Alternative Modalities An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice E Book

Integrative Medicine  Part I  Incorporating Complementary Alternative Modalities  An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice   E Book
Author: J. Adam Rindfleisch
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 227
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN: 1455700592
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Medicine Part I Incorporating Complementary Alternative Modalities An Issue of Primary Care Clinics in Office Practice E Book Book Excerpt:

Complementary and alternative medicine encompasses a wide range of modalities, including acupuncture, herbs and supplements, naturopathy, and body and mind therapies. The use of these healing methods is increasing rapidly, and more and more patients are approaching primary care physicians with questions about them. The purpose of this issue is to help doctors understand the evidence supporting and refuting complementary and alternative medicine techniques so they can provide patients with answers. This is the first of a two-part series, and it focuses on the various modalities.

Yoga Therapy Ayurveda and Western Medicine A Healthy Convergence

Yoga Therapy  Ayurveda  and Western Medicine  A Healthy Convergence
Author: Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN: 1483464784
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga Therapy Ayurveda and Western Medicine A Healthy Convergence Book Excerpt:

Dilip Sarkar combines his intimate knowledge of Eastern and Western healing practices with his personal journey to present a compelling case for integrative health practices that could reverse chronic illness. This book highlights the benefits of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda. Sarkar, the former chairman of a surgery department and the chief of staff for a prominent hospital in Virginia, came to learn the life-changing benefits of Eastern medicinal practices following the shocking discovery of his own illness. In Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence, Sarkar explains how Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda can treat, reverse, and heal chronic dis-eases. He shares philosophical underpinnings and practical activities to help you incorporate Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda into your own life. His advice and insights are essential for anyone striving to live a life defined by physical, mental and spiritual wellness.

Yoga for Pain Relief

Yoga for Pain Relief
Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2009-12-02
ISBN: 9781608821167
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for Pain Relief Book Excerpt:

It's no secret that yoga increases muscular flexibility and strength, but you may not know that yoga is a proven treatment for back pain, knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic pain conditions. Yoga also helps to ease the stress, anxiety, and depression that can create and reinforce pain, making you feel more comfortable in both your mind and your body. Written by a yoga instructor and former chronic pain sufferer, Yoga for Pain Relief is packed with gentle postures and practical strategies for ending pain. This complete mind-body tool kit for healing also includes deep relaxation practices drawn from the yogic tradition and psychological techniques for helping you make peace with your body and dissolve pain. As the ancient practice of yoga releases the hold that chronic pain has over your life, you will begin to feel more like yourself again.

Yoga for Mental Health

Yoga for Mental Health
Author: Heather Mason,Kelly Birch
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1912085267
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Yoga is a comprehensive mind-body practice that is particularly effective for self-regulation, mood management, fostering resilience, and promotion of wellbeing. Inherently, yoga is a system for improving mental health and alleviating suffering at the deepest levels. Consequently, yoga's potential as a key component of integrative and complementary mental health is now being recognized internationally. This book serves as a reference, but also as a bridge between yoga therapy and healthcare, helping to add to the process of growing integration. It provides a professional resource for mental health professionals interested in the potential for yoga interventions that facilitate the therapeutic process, and who want to learn ways in which yoga can catalyze and deepen this process across a broad spectrum of mental health approaches. Similarly for yoga professionals with a focus on mental health and wellbeing who want to expand their understanding of how yoga relates to mental health approaches and their knowledge of best practices. The format is designed for consistency and ease of reading. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the yogic viewpoint of mental health and wellbeing, and the psychological and neurological rationale for yoga's usage in mental health conditions. Each subsequent chapter is organized into a clinical overview of mental health conditions, followed by sections on current research and the rationale for incorporating yoga into the treatment of the condition, recommended yoga practices, and future directions.

The Yoga Effect

The Yoga Effect
Author: Liz Owen,Holly Lebowitz Rossi,Chris Streeter
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN: 140919535X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yoga Effect Book Excerpt:

Discover inner calm and balance with a programme designed to help you overcome the debilitating effects of depression and anxiety. "An evidence-based yoga program that is easy to follow... with calming, empowering and balancing imagery to accompany the accessible poses. Every practice invites a self-affirming attitude of courage...I love this book...and I highly recommend it..." -Amy Weintraub, founder, LifeForce Yoga, and author, Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists 'Inspirational. Forges new ground for how yoga can be researched and validated within the Western medical framework..." -David Emerson, Director, The Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI; Author, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy; Co-Author Overcoming Trauma through Yoga Based on the cutting-edge findings of studies at Boston University School of Medicine, The Yoga Effect shares poses and breathing techniques that are medically proven to help the body and mind release fear, worry, and sadness. This book offers: Short, well-rounded practices that include breath work, visualisations, and clear explanations of how yoga contributes to physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Straightforward, accessible yoga sequences, with clear images alongside. Differing levels of practice for readers' varying physical abilities. With the goal of balanced emotional health, The Yoga Effect offers a proven pathway for cultivating inner strength, providing hope and a solution for anyone looking to transform their mental and emotional health. The Yoga Effect helps readers overcome the de-energising effects of depression and move into a state of calm and focus.

Healing Justice

Healing Justice
Author: Loretta Pyles
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 019066309X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Healing Justice Book Excerpt:

In the context of multiple forms of global economic, social, and cultural oppression, along with intergenerational trauma, burnout, and public services retrenchment, this book offers a framework and set of inquiries and practices for social workers, activists, community organizers, counselors, and other helping professionals. Healing justice, a term that has emerged in social movements in the last decade, is taught as a practice of connecting to the whole self, what many are conditioned to ignore -- the body, mind-heart, spirit, community, and natural world. Drawing from the East-West modalities of mindfulness, yoga, and Ayurveda, the author introduces six capabilities -- mindfulness and compassion; critical thinking and curiosity; and effort and equanimity -- which can guide practitioners on a transformative and empowering journey that can ultimately make them and their colleagues more effective in their work. Using case studies, critical analysis, and skill sharing, self-care is presented as an act of resistance to disconnection, marginalization, and internalized oppression. Healing justice is a trauma-informed practice that empowers social practitioners to cultivate the conditions that might allow them to feel more connected to themselves, their clients, colleagues, and communities. The book also engages critically with self-care practices, including investigation into the science of mindfulness, cultural appropriation, and the commodification of self-care. The message is clear that mindfulness-based practices are not a panacea for personal, inter-personal, or political problems. But, they can put practitioners in a more authentic and powerful place to work from, which is particularly important in a world where there is more connection to technology, ideologies, and people who share one's beliefs, and less connection to the natural world, people who are different, and the parts of oneself that one tends to reject. The book also offers suggestions for how to share self-care practices with community members who have less access to wellness.

Applied Biological Engineering

Applied Biological Engineering
Author: Ganesh R. Naik
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2012-03-23
ISBN: 9535104128
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Biological Engineering Book Excerpt:

Biological engineering is a field of engineering in which the emphasis is on life and life-sustaining systems. Biological engineering is an emerging discipline that encompasses engineering theory and practice connected to and derived from the science of biology. The most important trend in biological engineering is the dynamic range of scales at which biotechnology is now able to integrate with biological processes. An explosion in micro/nanoscale technology is allowing the manufacture of nanoparticles for drug delivery into cells, miniaturized implantable microsensors for medical diagnostics, and micro-engineered robots for on-board tissue repairs. This book aims to provide an updated overview of the recent developments in biological engineering from diverse aspects and various applications in clinical and experimental research.

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care
Author: Sat Bir Khalsa,Lorenzo Cohen,Timothy McCall,Shirley Telles
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 567
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN: 1912085194
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care Book Excerpt:

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 therapysupports the emergence of yoga therapy as a credible professioncomprehensively summarizes research findings and their practical implications for professionals who use yoga or refer patients for yoga practiceincludes chapter contributions by leading biomedical researchers of yogareviews the scientific evidence base for yoga for a wide variety of medical conditionsProvides 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. Contents: 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

Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back

Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back
Author: Liz Owen,Holly Lebowitz Rossi
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-08-20
ISBN: 0834829029
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back Book Excerpt:

The sacrum, or lower back, is an incredibly powerful part of the human anatomy. It’s what enables you to stand upright and tall, it unites your upper and lower body, it roots you to the earth—and it is one of the most common areas where people experience chronic pain and discomfort. Yoga practice can have a transformative effect on lower back problems: it allows the body to gain the range of movement and flexibility that short-circuits the mind’s perception of limitation and pain. Yoga for a Healthy Lower Back will help you understand lower back pain and heal it through gentle exercises that can be done even by those with no previous yoga experience. Liz Owen describes the anatomy of the sacrum and the region around it, including the hips and lumbar spine, and illuminates both the Western and Eastern approaches to understanding back pain. She then provides simple, easy-to-learn sequences of yoga poses for general sacrum health and then for specific issues or conditions such as pregnancy, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, among others.

The Spiritual Dimension of Alternative Medicine

The Spiritual Dimension of Alternative Medicine
Author: Ernest M. Valea
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN: 1725260514
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spiritual Dimension of Alternative Medicine Book Excerpt:

We often hear that alternative medicine is superior to classical medicine, for it treats us holistically, both the physical body and the immaterial part of our nature. Although such an approach seems desirable, it is precisely this aspect that opens the door to spiritual views incompatible with Christianity. Many forms of alternative medicine speak of a divine essence we allegedly possess, of a vital force that we can manipulate, of spiritual beings that can help us, and other such views closely related to Eastern religions and New Age thought. In their desire to find healing at any price, Christians often resort to these methods without realizing the spiritual danger involved. For Christians who want to live consistently with their faith, this book is intended to raise awareness of the hidden beliefs of alternative medicine.

Yoga in the Music Studio

Yoga in the Music Studio
Author: Lesley S. McAllister
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-04-27
ISBN: 0190915021
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga in the Music Studio Book Excerpt:

Yoga in the Music Studio brings the popular and beneficial practice of yoga to music teachers and students of all instruments and ages, from preschoolers to senior adults and all those in-between. Expert on mind-body techniques Lesley S. McAllister provides a unique opportunity for all to improve their musical craft, enabling teachers to help their students concentrate, listen more attentively, relax, and play their best - whether before a performance or just during lessons - all through the practice of yoga. Many music teachers know that yoga postures and breathing practices can help musicians achieve peak performance, prevent injury, and relieve pain, yet surprisingly few are themselves familiar with these techniques or know how to introduce them to their students. McAllister welcomes the music teacher into the philosophy and history of yoga, introducing them to the research behind yoga's physical and emotional benefits. Step-by-step illustrations of practical stretches and useful poses then guide the teacher to the yoga practices that suit their individual needs and those of their students. An accessible and comprehensive yoga curriculum, Yoga in the Music Studio will help to improve students' musicianship, while contributing to their lifelong health and wellness.

Ocean of Yoga

Ocean of Yoga
Author: Julie Dunlop
Publsiher: Singing Dragon
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 0857013181
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Explore the vastness of yoga through the art of meditation. This collection offers short readings on a variety of yoga-related themes, including the eight limbs, the seven chakras, and yoga's sister science, Ayurveda. Meditations for awareness and well-being are included, as well as guided relaxations and opening and closing meditations for yoga class and home practice. Weaving together the practical experience of yoga with its ancient oceanic depths, the series of meditations encourage a centering that directs attention to the breath, the present, and appreciating the gifts that each moment of life can bring. Providing nourishment for the heart, mind and body through awareness, let this book turn your attention to the essence of yoga and invite you to go within while remaining rooted in the present moment.

Science of Yoga

Science of Yoga
Author: Ann Swanson
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-03-15
ISBN: 0241415551
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science of Yoga Book Excerpt:

Explore the physiology of the key yoga asanas, indepth and from every angle, and master each pose with confidence and control. Recent scientific research now backs up what were once anecdotal claims about the benefits of yoga to every system in the body. Science of Yoga reveals the facts, with annotated artworks that show the mechanics, the angles, how your blood flow and respiration are affected, the key muscle and joint actions working below the surface of each pose, safe alignment, and much more. Look no further to achieve technical excellence in your practice and optimize the benefits of yoga to your body and mind.

Scientific Insights in Yoga Prabhat Prakashan

Scientific Insights in Yoga  Prabhat Prakashan
Author: Dr. Shashi Bala Singh,Dr. K.P. Mishra
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 9352668995
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Insights in Yoga Prabhat Prakashan Book Excerpt:

Yoga is a low-cost self-help approach to well-being. Emerging studies have shown the positive effects of yoga and exercise on the physiological; biochemical; cognitive; and molecular changes. Interestingly; studies focused on yoga practices has shown an increase in the pool of hematopoietic stem cells; endothelial progenitor cells in bone marrow and peripheral blood; cognitive functions; delay in ageing; altered gene expression; cell proliferation; cytokine secretion. Studies related to endurance exercises have provided indirect evidence documenting an increase of neurotransmitters; neurogenesis; angiogenesis; neurotropic factors. This book amalgamates a range of perspectives in the field of yoga as a non-pharmacological intervention for promoting health under extremes of environmental conditions and disease stress. It encompasses research conducted using laboratory tools (e.g. Human case studies etc.); surveys; and yoga as an intervention to alleviate symptoms against environmental and occupational stress induced diseases.

Spirituality

Spirituality
Author: Roger S. Gottlieb
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0199738742
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality Book Excerpt:

Roger S. Gottlieb provides a lucid and accessible overview of what spirituality is, enabling a clear-eyed understanding of the concept, its manifold connections to other aspects of personal and social life, its role as a positive psychological and social phenomenon, and some of the risks that attend it.

Women and Depression

Women and Depression
Author: Iffat Hussain
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN: 1443822116
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Depression Book Excerpt:

Women and Depression is a multidisciplinary book. It is a collection of research papers and essays from authors in the fields of sociology, public health, psychology and psychiatry. It presents further interdisciplinary views on women and depression. The authors have communicated their professional experience, information and knowledge, integrating the latest information about women and depression. The chapters explore different aspects of women and depression, for example, how the community, social, and religious aspects play their roles in developing or fighting depression among women. In some chapters authors have shared their personal experiences, and their friends’ experiences, which caused depression. Other chapters include medical points that lead to depression in women whereas some chapters explore the healing power of self-help such as yoga and meditation. This book offers a comprehensive understanding of depression which is so common among women. It provides an insight from a wide variety of professionals and people outside the medical field. The essays are not purely medically based: the book is also intended to be accessible for those outside the medical field including patients with depression, their families and friends, and all those who are interested in this condition.

Mindfulness and Yoga for Self Regulation

Mindfulness and Yoga for Self Regulation
Author: Catherine P. Cook-Cottone, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-04-06
ISBN: 0826198635
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness and Yoga for Self Regulation Book Excerpt:

The first book to present mindfulness and yoga-based treatment for dysregulated, consumption-oriented disorders Mindfulness and yoga-based approaches as beneficial supplements to traditional mental health paradigms are well supported by empirical research. Although numerous texts have examined these approaches for treatment of depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, this is the first to address mindfulness and yoga-based approaches as embodied tools for reducing dysregulation associated with self-destructive and consumption-oriented behaviors. Introducing the basic theoretical foundations, key practices, and comprehensive protocols of mindfulness and yoga-based approaches for the treatment of externally oriented behaviors, the text is targeted at mental health professionals who wish to learn how to incorporate these techniques into their practice. The book explores the societal influences that lead to the externally oriented, idealized, and ultimately self-defeating concept of the individual. It provides the structure and practical applications for clinicians to help their clients overcome struggles with externally oriented behaviors and discover an internal sense of satisfaction and peace of mind. Tapping into the concept of a "hungry self" within the context of consumerism, the book advocates mindfulness and yoga approaches as alternate pathways toward a contented, regulated, and authentic experience of self. It addresses various aspects of the consumptive self and defines related syndromes such as disordered eating, compulsive shopping, substance use, and gambling. Creating a context for using alternative and complementary approaches, the book describes the challenges of traditional therapies. It then covers the conceptual aspects of mindfulness and yoga and describes specific protocols that facilitate behaviors associated with a healthy experience of the self for a variety of disorders. Key Features: Describes mindfulness and yoga approaches as an effective treatment for a range of consumption and self-regulation issues--the first book of its kind Explains how to integrate mindfulness and yoga with traditional mental health paradigms for maximum benefits Designed for clinicians with minimal background in yoga or mindfulness Combines a conceptual overview of embodied self-regulation with practical techniques Reviews treatment protocols informed by mindfulness and yoga practices covering their evidence base and contraindications for use

Yoga for Times of Change

Yoga for Times of Change
Author: Nina Zolotow
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1611809282
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yoga for Times of Change Book Excerpt:

Stay calm, steady, and composed through the ups and downs of life with yoga poses, relaxation techniques, meditations, and lessons on how to manage stress, grief, anxiety, depression, and life's transitions. Yoga was originally designed to make you calmer, steadier, and more content, not just stronger and healthier. This guide offers many ways you can use yoga as a healthy coping mechanism when you're confronted with the physical, emotional, and mental changes that life brings you. It covers both ancient and modern techniques—including yoga poses, breathing practices, relaxation, mantras, and meditation—that allow you to return yourself to balance when you're experiencing challenges, and to fortify yourself for the future. Nina Zolotow covers myriad topics related to living through times of change, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, being present, making peace with change, how to practice yoga when you're experiencing physical changes, and how to practice meditation, breath practices, and yoga on your own, among others. Become more content through life's ups and downs by learning to live your everyday life the yogic way.