Structural Yoga Therapy

Adapting to the Individual

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Book Details

Pages

344 Pages

Size

8 x 10

Format

Cloth Over Boards

Pub. Date

01/01/2010

ISBN

978-1-57863-177-3

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Mukunda Stiles

    Mukunda Stiles (1949–2014) was the founder of Yoga Therapy Center in Boulder, Colorado, and the author of several widely respected yoga books. A lifelong student of hatha and raja yoga, Mukunda studied with renowned teachers in yoga and Ayurveda, training with B. K. S. Iyengar, Dr. Vasant Lad, David Frawley, and Robert Svoboda. Throughout the years, Mukunda held a wide range of esteemed faculty positions within the yoga world, including the Siddha Yoga ashram in Boston, the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, the Rocky Mountain Institute for Yoga and Ayurveda, and the International Ayurvedic Institute.

Structural Yoga Therapy has been written for teachers and serious practitioners who want to use yoga to bring complete balance to the body. Mukunda Stiles begins by providing a comprehensive overview of the spiritual philosophy of yoga, and its many branches. He discusses everything that a beginning student needs to consider when choosing a practice, including how to find a yoga teacher. He also shares his solid understanding of anatomy and kinesiology (how specific muscles and bones react during movement) so that you can understand how each asana affects your body. Structural Yoga Therapy “TM” involves a series of 24 asanas. You’ll learn “bodyreading” to determine what your posture reveals about muscular imbalances. You’ll find out about joint mobility and muscle strength and learn how to work with a series of jointfreeing exercises to strengthen muscles. Once you are fully acquainted with your individual needs, Stiles teaches you how to synthesize a personalized program from the 24 Structural Yoga asanas to optimize health and healing. This valuable textbook is also useful for anyone working in physical therapy, myofascial release techniques, or other forms of massage.

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