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Yoga for Depression : A Compassionate Guide to Relieving Suffering Through Yoga (Paperback) (Amy
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Take the natural path to mental wellness More than 25 million Americans are treated with antidepressants each year, at a cost in excess of $50 billion. But the side effects of popular prescription drugs may seem nearly as depressing as the symptoms they’re meant to treat. Veteran yoga instructor Amy Weintraub offers a better solution—one that taps the scientifically proven link between yoga and emotional well-being as well as the beauty of ancient approaches to inner peace.Addressing a range of diagnoses, including dysthymia, anxiety-based depression, and bipolar disorder,Yoga for Depression reveals why specific postures, breathing practices, and meditation techniques can ease suffering and release life’s traumas and losses. Weintraub also reflects on her own experience with severe depression, from which she recovered through immersing herself in a daily yoga routine. Yoga for Depression is the first yoga book devoted exclusively to the treatment of these debilitating conditions. Amy Weintraub will help readers see their suffering and themselves in a vibrant new light.
A veteran yoga instructor draws on the effective link between yoga and emotional well-being to reveal why specific postures, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques can help alleviate the negative and debilitating effects of depression. Original.
Number of Pages: 285
Genre: Health + Wellness
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Amy Weintraub
Street Date: December 1, 2003
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-2764