Foreword by Aadil Palkhivala. Introduction. Part I. Principles and Practices of Yoga for a Happy Back. 1. Concepts in Yoga Therapy. 2. Functional Anatomy: Structure, Movement & Screening the Spine. 3. When it Really Hurts: Relieving Acute Back Pain. 4. Opening the Hips: The Key to Low Back Health. 5. Demystifying the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint. 6. Creating Space: Traction. 7. What is the Core Exactly? Abdominal Strengthening & Back Pain. 8. Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Looking Inward. Part II. Teaching Yoga For a Happy Back. 9. Sequencing and the Art of Teaching. 10. Sequences to Treat Specific Conditions.
An instructional guide on how to use yoga therapy in the treatment of back pain and specific spinal problems
Rachel Krentzman PT, E-RYT, is the founder and director of Embody Physical Therapy and Yoga in San Diego, California. In 1996 she gained a degree in physical therapy and began her career in hospital settings in areas such as orthopaedics and neurosurgery. Rachel became increasingly aware of the therapeutic benefits of yoga and gained her E-RYT500 designation after advanced study with Aadil Palkhivala, the founder of Purna yoga. As well as workshops and classes, Rachel offers teacher training in yoga therapy, particularly in the treatment of back problems.
Krentzman's DVD by the same name has been a powerful resource for patients and professional colleagues of mine for many years. Now they all have an opportunity to dive deeply into not only the "how" but even more importantly the "why" her approach makes so many backs happy! -- Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, Past President of IAYT, Matthew J. Taylor Institute, www.smartsafeyoga.com