More than 40 exercises to build functional strength and range of motion in the major joints and muscles. Therapeutic exercises are done in movement, in contrast to yoga postures which are held in stillness. These exercises move the body through its range of motion with each repetition.
In addition, therapeutic exercises are intended to bring health and ease to the body and mind. They have the ability to strengthen weak areas and relax tight ones when employed properly. The explanations of the exercises contain information about how they can help with common troubles.
This book is appropriate for the most beginning, debilitated, weak or tight student. Therapeutic exercises are intentionally designed to help build health, function and ease.
Sections focus on common issues in the spine, shoulders and hips, offering insight into why the body goes out of balance and how to remedy it.
Three breathing exercises affect the physiology and nervous system, bringing relaxation and focus. The book concludes with more than 10 sequences for practice. Several general practices of different length for the whole body, plus specific sequences for back pain, neck pain, shoulder stability, balance and relaxation.
This book is based on the 'therapeutic yoga exercises' that are taught at Ghosh's Yoga College in Kolkata, India.
200 pages (8.5 x 11)
PART 1: Spine Exercises
PART 2: Shoulder Exercises
PART 3: Hips, Knees, Feet & Balance
PART 4: Breathing Exercises
PART 5: Sequences for Practice