The Therapeutic Yoga Kit: 16 Postures for Self-Healing Through Quiet Yin Awareness

April 16, 2012

Book review

The authors also include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to release stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles and lubricate the joints.

by Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer

Clampett and Mithoefer combine the gentle healing of therapeutic yoga and the quiet awareness of a yin practice to present 16 gentle postures that relieve stress and fatigue and promote recovery from injury and illness.

This is a blend of restorative and gentle yoga, breathwork and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and life’s everyday stresses. A yin practice encourages the attitude of acceptance and helps us leave behind our yang need for constant striving and action.

Each pose represents a gentle, adapted posture that is held for 10 minutes or more in a fully supported state.

The authors also include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to release stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles and lubricate the joints. They emphasize achieving total relaxation in the specific postures to activate the body’s self-healing abilities. It is in this place that true healing begins.

Sixteen posture cards and a 75-minute CD of guided routines and meditations accompany the text and facilitate the creation of a personalized practice.

$29.95 — Healing Arts Press, One Park St., Rochester, VT 05767.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 28, Number 2, April/May 2009.

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