Yoga for Depression

A Compassionate Guide to Relieve Suffering Through Yoga

By Amy Weintraub
(Harmony, Paperback, 9780767914505, 304pp.)

Publication Date: December 23, 2003

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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.



About the Author
Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, has been a pioneer in the field of yoga and mental health for over 20 years. The author of the bestselling Yoga for Depression, she trains mental health and yoga professionals in adapting yoga for mood disorders in clinical settings at notable national and international venues, including Kripalu and the Omega Institute, and is involved in ongoing research on the effects of yoga on mood. The founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute, she offers advanced professional certification for mental health and yoga professionals in LifeForce Yoga(R) for depression and anxiety, as well as workshops for the everyday yoga practitioner.
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