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Viniyoga Therapy for Depression

with Gary Kraftsow

The practices on this DVD are carefully designed to alleviate conditions of depression in the physiological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral domains. By addressing all of these areas in an integrated way, we can create deep and lasting healing and self-transformation. Benefit from the expert guidance of Gary Kraftsow, one of the world's leading yoga therapists!

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  • 2 1/2 hours
  • 1 DVD
  • NTSC
  • All Regions


Gentle • Accessible • Effective

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)

Special features:

  • • 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:

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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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"The simplicity of Kraftsow's approach enhances the powerful effect of the practices, relieving the discomfort of anxiety and depression for beginners and advanced students alike. And this simplicity actually makes it easier for someone suffering from anxiety or depression to step onto the mat. For those looking for an authentic yoga therapy experience and relief from anxiety and depression, these DVDs can be a wonderful support for healing."

-- Yoga Journal, February 2012

"This video program is an excellent resource for those who suffer from mild to moderate depression. The DVD is full of great content...The lectures are very well done, and they explain the neurological and psychological origins of depression and how yoga therapy (including breathing, chanting and mediation) can be used to treat this disease... Both practices contain similar flowing poses, combine movement with the rhythm of the breath, and are suitable for beginning yoga students. The second practice also combines simple Sanskrit chanting with movement and breath. The production and filming is well-done and very professional."

-- Tim Burgin,

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About Gary Kraftsow

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.

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