Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice

Yoga for Pain Relief: A New Approach to an Ancient Practice


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Relieve Your Pain Through Yoga

Do you suffer from painful muscular conditions that hold you back – on and off the mat? Yoga for Pain Relief shows you how to identify the specific muscle imbalances that cause YOUR pain and create a safe yoga practice to rebalance YOUR body.

•Understand how your current yoga practice and lifestyle may be creating pain.

•Learn how to practice yoga safely and achieve superior results.

•Design your own practice to align your neuromuscular system and achieve a pain-free body.

•Learn to use three tools – asana practice, pranayama, and meditation – for powerful benefits.

•Take charge of your own path to health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940013329
Publisher: Dudley Court Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/31/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 77,138
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lee Albert, NMT, creator of Integrated Positional Therapy (IPT), is a nationally recognized yoga instructor and expert in neuromuscular pain relief. For over 25 years, Lee has helped people learn how to live pain-free using IPT’s innovative tools and techniques. He treats patients one-on-one at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox Massachusetts. Lee conducts training seminars in IPT, Pain Free Yoga and consults with businesses on ergonomic training for employees to reduce workplace injuries. Connect with Lee at

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Preface 9

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 A balanced body is a pain-free body 15

Chapter 2 A quick (not too technical) course in anatomy 23

Chapter 3 What is yoga? ancient and modern 31

Chapter 4 Choosing the correct postures to achieve muscle balance 39

Chapter 5 The dangers of overstretching 45

Chapter 6 Achieving muscular/skeletal balance 51

Chapter 7 Common symptoms and conditions caused by muscle imbalances-lower body 65

Chapter 8 Yoga sequence for the lower body 71

Chapter 9 Common symptoms and conditions casued by muscle imbalances-upper body 89

Chapter 10 Yoga sequence for upper body 95

Chapter 11 Breath is a powerful ally 113

Chapter 12 Meditation-training the mind to heal 121

Chapter 13 Yoga off the mat 129

End notes 143

Bibliography 147

Thank you 149

Acknowledgments 151

About the author 153

Index 155

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