Yoga And Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing by Peggy Van HulsteynYoga And Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing by Peggy Van Hulsteyn

Yoga And Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing

byPeggy Van Hulsteyn, Barbara Gage, Connie Fisher

Paperback | August 28, 2013

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Ease stiffness, improve strength and balance, and relieve stress with gentle, easy yoga postures.

Yoga is one of the most beneficial complementary therapies for Parkinsonâås disease (PD), helping to increase flexibility, correct posture, loosen tight, painful muscles, build confidence, and in general, enhance the quality of life. Peggy van Hulsteyn, who was diagnosed with PD 12 years ago, has experienced these benefits firsthand. InYoga and Parkinson's Disease, van Hulsteyn draws on her 40-year yoga practice, collaborating with two certified yoga teachers to provide an accessible, easy-to-follow, and encouraging guide for bringing the benefits of yoga into your life, even if you've never done yoga before.

Yoga and Parkinsonâås Diseaseincludes:

  • Step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photographs
  • Seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility and unsteadiness
  • Postures that can be done in bed to help you start your day
  • Variations to ensure comfort and safety
  • Tips for making practice easy, approachable, and sustainable

And much more

on the tangible benefits yoga can bring to people with PD drew international acclaim. She and her physicist husband, David, divide their time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tuscon, a Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, with training from the Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her classes feature the classical yoga...
Title:Yoga And Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and HealingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 18.75 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:August 28, 2013Publisher:Demos (Trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1936303507

ISBN - 13:9781936303502

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Table of Contents

Part One
Chapter One: Yoga to the Rescue: My Story
Chapter Two: Research and Studies on Yoga for PD
Chapter Three: How to Use this Book
Chapter Four: An Introduction to Yoga
Part Two
Chapter Five: Supine Poses
Chapter Six: Prone Poses
Chapter Seven: Seated Poses
Chapter Eight: Standing Poses
Chapter Nine: Yoga Snacks: Approachable postures to begin your day when you have limited time or energy
Chapter Ten: Meditation