Shop with confidence on eBay! I was disappointed of her summary of scientific evidence relating to yoga and depression, most of which appeared to be derived from second hand sources rather than the primary journal articles themselves. May this woman who gives me the creeps awaken bodhichitta. Those poses take a lot of concentration and I feel that learning to c My doctor told me that I should do yoga to help with some of the symptoms of depression that I have. Later in the book, she writes about how she used meditation and yoga to deal with her own breast cancer crisis which required some courageous self-disclosure on her part. She herself struggles with depression, so she was able to incorporate into the book her first hand experiences, the experiences of her students, yoga philosophy, and western medicine. Author: Amy Weintraub Overview: Take the natural path to mental wellness.
The exercises in this book are supposed to help relieve some of these symptoms. I've definitely read books that helped me learn more about yoga. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag. She does not give instructions on Sudharshan Kriya as it seems to be owned by the Art of Living group. Her writing is informative, compassionate, and sparkles with wisdom. Yoga for Depression is the first yoga book devoted exclusively to the treatment of these debilitating conditions.
The ones I really like are the balance poses. I was already familiar with many of the poses and meditation practives that Weintraub discusses, and was a little wary of the idea of self-diagnosis. I was capartured by the authors words within the 1st few pages and it never let me go. Great books if you like yoga or are looking to get yourself out of a slight depression without medication and use yoga to enhance your life. The author begins by telling the story of her own depression and treatment with medication which was ineffective until she began taking classes at a Kripalu Center in 1989. This is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to know more about depression and to acquire a shift in perspective about the treatment of this human condition. And to come to a place where a daily yoga practice maintains your physical and mental health.
Amy offers many guidelines and solutions through yoga, to both those who suffer from depression and to yoga teachers working with them. For example, someone with anxiety based depression rajasic would practice langhana techniques to calm and purify while a person suffering from Dysthymia tamasic would practice brahmana techniques to nourish, build and energize. But here is where Chodron's insight really shines, for it is penetrating and helpful precisely because she sees the same world we all doshe just declines to believe in it as we tend to do. She constructs a convincing, if at times plodding, case by reviewing the medical evidence, such as the practice's impact on stress levels and the healing principles of yoga, which include developing both your energy and your self-awareness. Veteran yoga instructor Amy Weintraub offers a better solution—one that taps the scientifically proven link between yoga and emotional well-being as well as the beauty of ancient approaches to inner peace. First step, work on compassion and start by developing it for yourself.
Amy offers many guidelines and solutions through yoga, to both those who suffer from depression and to yoga teachers working with them. Anyone who is a skeptic about yoga will get the most out of this book. When practiced correctly, hip openers are a great way to soothe. Free Yoga from the world, for the world. I've definitely read books that helped me learn more about yoga. Amy Weintraub will help readers see their suffering and themselves in a vibrant new light. Recovery starts and sputters for others: they feel better on a med, then it stops working.
The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. This is ground zero for depression sufferers. The focus is on fundamental physical postures and breath work, explained. For more than 15 years now, she has stayed free of depression and off antidepressants. Her in-depth understanding of her subject is an important basis for personal, as well as societal transformation. Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga Dec 23, 2003.
This book makes me want to meet her and learn more about her work. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Weintraub chronicles her struggles in her book, Yoga for Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga. Yoga, Weintraub found, offered a simple and healthy solution to depression. Her writing is info What a delightful book.
All and all I highly recommend it. That in itself would be a significant contribution, but Yoga for Depression also offers a brilliant illumination of how the ancient wisdom of the yogic tradition can penetrate the often intractable challenges of depression. The author does some interesting mixing of personal anecdotes, Hindu philosophy, and medical studies about the effects of yoga, and I'll admit that I came away with a bit of skepticism. I've only begun to start the exercises because of lack of space and an injury, however, I am hopeful that this book is helpful. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom, and compassion with me. She lists other resources that the student can access and highly recommends an experienced teacher. Through her own story and the stories of others, she defines and describes various types of depression, anxiety, and other emotional disorders, and offers yoga techniques for their treatment.
Much of the research has appeared in Indian journals and might not be accessible to a Western reader. This is a practical guide to employing yoga practice to change brain chemistry and feel better -- without drugs. My favorite part was a short story near the end - one neighbor digs holes in his yard looking for water, only digging deep enough to look into the hole, he doesn't find water; while the other neighbor digs one hole very deeply and then finds water. While it tends to be somewhat repetitive, the text has some very valuable ideas to offer. Also, my present teacher is from a tradition similar to this where balance is the primary object of practice.
Yoga for Depression is the first yoga book devoted exclusively to the treatment of these debilitating conditions. The mindful and compassionate attitude can be applied to both thoughts and. But the reader would need the background of yoga lessons to find them useful. But she never describes what it is. Amy has some very good insight into depression and how Yoga can relieve it.