Yoga Therapy: A Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Yoga and Ayurveda for Health and Fitnessby A.G. Mohan
Most people think of yoga as a solitary activity that is inherently therapeutic. While that is generally true, yoga poses and breathing practices can also be prescribed for specific health problems—often in combination with dietary advice taken from Ayurveda, traditional Indian medicine. Yoga Therapy is an essential guide for yoga teachers, advanced practitioners, and anyone who wants to make therapeutic use of yoga. A. G. and Indra Mohan prescribe postures, breathing techniques, and basic Ayurvedic principles for a variety of common health problems, including asthma, back pain, constipation, hip pain, knee pain, menstrual problems, and scoliosis. Yoga Therapy is one of the few books that shows yoga teachers how to put together appropriate yoga sequences and breathing techniques for their students. Mohan details how to correctly move into, hold, and move out of poses, how to breathe during practice to achieve specific results, and how to customize a yoga practice by creating sequences of yoga poses for a particular person.
About the Author
A. G. Mohan and his wife, Indra, have a private yoga therapy practice in Chennai, India, and A. G. Mohan teaches workshops in India, the United States, and Europe. He studied with the yoga master, Shri T. Krishnamacharya (who taught B. K. S. Iyengar, among others) for eighteen years, until the master's death in 1989. He is also the author of Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind.