Yoga and Parkinson's Disease

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Yoga and Parkinson's Disease

A Journey to Health and Healing
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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 Parkinson's 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. In Yoga 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 Parkinson's Disease includes:

  • 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

Product Details

  • Publication Date August 28, 2013
  • Page Count 144
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303502

About The Author(s)

Peggy Van Hulsteyn

Peggy van Hulsteyn is an accomplished author and speaker who has practiced yoga for over four decades. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease 12 years ago and since then has channeled her skills in writing and promotion toward the cause of bringing greater awareness to PD. Her cover article for Yoga Journal describing how yoga can benefit people with PD received national attention, and she writes and speaks for the Arizona chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association regularly. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband David and their two cats.

Connie Fisher

Connie Fisher has studied yoga with Gary Kraftsow, founder of the American Viniyoga Institute. She is a Doctor of Oriental medicine, a massage therapist, and since 2008, a Viniyoga Instructor. In 2012 she became certified in Yoga Therapy from the American Viniyoga Institute in California. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

Barbara Gage

Barbara Gage is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, with training from the Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Her classes feature the classical yoga postures, meditation, breathing practices and reading from the Sanskrit texts. She has been a yoga teacher for 35 years and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
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
Conclusion
Resources
Notes
Index

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