|About The Therapeutic Yoga Kit
A therapeutic yin practice that activates the bodys self-healing potential through total relaxation and stillness
In The Therapeutic Yoga Kit, Cheri Clampett and Biff 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. Therapeutic Yoga is a blend of Restorative Yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and lifes 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. The 16 posture cards and 75-minute audio CD of guided routines and meditations that accompany the text facilitate the creation of a personalized practice. The authors emphasize achieving total relaxation in the specific postures to activate the bodys self-healing abilities. It is in this place of comfort and stillness where true healing begins.
Praise for The Therapeutic Yoga
The Therapeutic Yoga Kit is an asset to any yoga practice and a valuable tool for any yoga teacher.
Ganga White, author of Yoga Beyond Belief, and Tracey Rich, director of White Lotus Yoga Foundation
Cheri and Biff have humbly and honestly tested the techniques they present in The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. If readers practice the ideas presented in this book they will find many seeds of health and healing.
Paul Grilley, author of Yin Yoga
"The Therapeutic Yoga Kit conveys the tried and tested techniques of internationally practiced yoga teachers in a personally-adaptable and easy-to-use form."
SirReadaLot.org, Feb 2009
The Therapeutic Yoga Kit offers practical information applicable to anyone and everyone interested in the art and science of yoga. Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefers creative inspiration is a healing tool for us all to embrace.
LeRoy R. Perry Jr., D.C., C-Ped., five-time official Olympic Team doctor and president of the International Sportscience Institute
" . . . the best collection of materials I've seen for practicing yin yoga, yoga therapy, and restorative poses. . . . As a yin yoga teacher who works with seniors and fibromyalgia patients, I can't say enough good things about the therapeutic yoga kit. The kit is accessible for beginners and inspiring for experienced students and teachers."
Jessica Teel, reviewer, Feb 2009
"The synergy of the two authors and their intertwining expertise and suggestions, drawn from putting these techniques into practice, offers a treasure trove of wisdom. . . . Clampett and Mithoefer sketch out a comprehensive map of how to utilize props and blankets to support a variety of body types, ability levels, and circumstances."
Felicia M. Tomasko, RN, LaYoga, March 2009
"I found the set easy to comprehend, and the poses are gentle and relaxing. Each pose is held for about 10 minutes, and with the accompanying CD to help walk you through and to provide a lovely musical background, it truly is a stress-relieving set!"
dkMommy Spot, May 2009