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Yoga for Arthritis : The Complete Guide (Paperback) (M.D. Loren M. Fishman & Ellen Saltonstall)
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Arthritis restricts movement; yoga increases range of motion: these two were made for each other. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country, limiting everyday activities for more than seven million Americans. Drugs, surgeries, and steroids can alleviate some of the discomforts, but study after study has shown that exercise is most beneficial to most forms of arthritis, specifically low-impact, flexibility-enhancing exercises—hence, yoga. In this comprehensive and thoroughly illustrated guide, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, who between them have seven decades of clinical experience, help readers understand arthritis and give a spectrum of exercises for beginners and experts. Broken down into chapters focusing on each major joint, there are 100 classical yoga poses and numerous imaginative and physiologically sound adapted poses, all with step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photo demonstrations. The authors welcome readers into the philosophy and principles of yoga and show how to use yoga to find lasting relief from arthritis.
Citing the potential benefits of yoga in reducing pain and increasing movement for patients with arthritis, a comprehensive program features illustrated exercises that target problem areas and adapts one hundred classic yoga poses to improve joint flexibility. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 335
Genre: Health + Wellness
Sub-Genre: Diseases / Musculoskeletal, Exercise
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: M.D. Loren M. Fishman & Ellen Saltonstall
Street Date: March 30, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8811