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Viniyoga Therapy for Depression is based on Gary's book Yoga for Wellness and nearly 40 years of experience with one-on-one client care. Gary’s approach on this DVD combines specific yogic methods in an integrated way to address depression in each of the physiological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral domains, providing the possibility of lasting healing and self-transformation for the sincere practitioner.
Designed for everyone—even if you've never practiced yoga before!
Highlights from this DVD include:
- • Lectures on yoga therapy for the treatment of depression (60 minutes)
- • Therapeutic Practice #1: Physiological Rebalancing for Depression (51 minutes)
- • Therapeutic Practice #2: Shifting Mood and Self-Concept (38 minutes)
- • English subtitle option for all material
- • Bonus MP3s of all practices for portable practice
The Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Depression DVDs can effectively be used together as a toolkit of appropriate methods depending upon your changing needs. Save 20% when you buy the complete series.
The Viniyoga Therapy DVD Collection
This series is a growing library of therapeutic DVDs designed by Gary Kraftsow to alleviate and heal some of the most widespread structural, physiological and psycho-emotional ailments. Current titles in this series also include:
I always like to give "homework" as an adjunct to therapy, and Gary's DVDs on anxiety and depression complement my holistic work perfectly. Review by Nicole Urdang, M.S., NCC, DHM
An interesting, informative, and useful DVD including lectures, questions and answers from the audience, and actual yoga practices. Gary focuses on helping you strengthen self-restraint, impulse control, selective renunciation, rituals of self-care, and selfless service as ways of overcoming depression and re-engaging in life. I know how difficult some of this may sound, but, as counterintuitive as it may seem, caring for others when we are feeling deeply wounded and depressed is exactly what helps break us out of that downward cycle. As always, I like Gary’s use of adapting breath work to yogic postures, using breath with meditation, chanting, and his inspiring light imagery. You do not need any background in yoga to enjoy and profit from this DVD, or his other one on overcoming anxiety. The instructions are clear and easy to follow.
(Posted on 1/31/2012)
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About Gary Kraftsow
Gary Kraftsow, the leading proponent of viniyoga therapy in the US, has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing, and personal transformation for 30 years. After studying in India with T.K.V. Desikachar and his father T. Krishnamacharya, Gary received a special diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris. In 1999 he founded the American Viniyoga Institute where he is currently director and senior teacher of the Institute's teacher and therapist trainings.
A graduate of Colgate University with a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gary has developed protocol for two National Institute of Health studies: “Evaluating Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain” and “Yoga Therapy for Generalized Anxiety.” He is the author of Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, which incorporate not only asana practices but also pranayama, chanting, mantra, meditation, prayer, ritual, textual study, and Ayurvedic concepts.