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Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety

with Gary Kraftsow

This DVD features gentle therapeutic yoga practices carefully designed to alleviate conditions of anxiety 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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  • SKU: VYT-ANX
  • 2 hours 50 minutes
  • 1 DVD
  • NTSC
  • All Regions

Overview

Gentle • Accessible • Effective

Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety 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 anxiety 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 anxiety (60 minutes)
  • • Therapeutic Practice #1: Physiological Rebalancing for Anxiety (45 minutes)
  • • Therapeutic Practice #2: Shifting Mood and Self-Concept (54 minutes)

Special features:

  • • English Subtitle option for all material
  • • Bonus MP3s 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
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This inspirational DVD is an excellent, comprehensive resource for anyone suffering from anxiety. I was immediately impressed by Gary’s gentle, non-pathologizing approach. His conceptualization of anxiety and suggestions for applying yogic postures, meditation, breath work, and mantras to clearing its debilitating effects were clear and easy to follow. I also agreed with his focus on how intention, determination, and commitment are crucial to ameliorating anxiety. His suggestions for establishing rituals of self care, reframing thoughts, and taking a holistic approach all resonated with me.
(Posted on 1/31/2012)
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An excellent, multi-dimensional practice for alleviating anxiety Review by Stuart
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I acquired this DVD because of my respect for Gary Kraftsow's work, my affinity for Pranamaya's commitment to authentic and transformation yoga products, and my own personal health needs. I have a background in yoga with a strong basis in Vinyasa and Andrey Lappa's Universal Yoga, so I came to this DVD with a practice of asana, pranayama, and mantra (all of which are used in this practice).

The physical and pranic practices are very accessible, beautifully shot, and delivered with Gary's consistently clear and compassionate instruction. The physiological rebalancing sequence provides a sense of calm and stability in the body, without being overly stimulating for the system. The second sequence for self-concept is truly fascinating and deeply effective. The combination of self-reflection, asana, chanting, and pranayama created a deep and abiding sense of calm for me.

I use this DVD extensively now to help me remain connected to my authentic self and to manage aspects of my mental well-being. The effects of the practice were evident after only a few sessions. I look forward to continuing to use these practices over the long-term to maintain balance and wellness in my life.
(Posted on 12/1/2011)
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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

"Gary offers practical techniques to manage anxiety, move beyond symptom reduction and tap the full potential of the mind."

-- Toni Lynn Pusateri, MD UC Irvine Dept. of Psychiatry

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About Gary Kraftsow

Gary Kraftsow

Viniyoga is a popular method of yoga that alters the practice to suit the specific needs of the practitioner so that yoga becomes an even more powerful tool for mental, physical, and spiritual change. A well-known teacher of this approach is Gary Kraftsow, who studied Viniyoga under T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya of Madras, India. Pranamaya Yoga Media is pleased to present a variety of Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs to its customers.

After his initial study of yoga, Gary founded the American Viniyoga Institute to bring this style of yoga therapy to the US. His teachings have brought this valuable technique to many yoga practitioners and professionals in the US. And through our media products, we bring Gary Kraftsow yoga to you.

Thoughtful, Well-Designed Curriculum

Gary has stayed true to the classic yogic traditions while at the same time making important adaptations to some of today’s most common ailments.  Gary is currently the director and senior teacher of the Institute’s teacher and therapist trainings. With a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University as well as a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Gary’s knowledge and experience is evident in the masterful sequencing and instruction throughout our Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs.  

Dedication to Further Yoga Research

Additionally, Gary aids in yoga research by collaborating with organizations such as the National Institutes of Health on yoga-related studies. One such analysis involved looking yoga therapy’s effect on generalized anxiety. His wide-range of educational and research experience demonstrates just part of the reason Gary is widely considered the leader in the field of Yoga Therapy, and why the Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs, are consistently regarded as the best of their kind.

Gary Kraftsow Yoga for Your Body

Our Gary Kraftsow yoga DVD’s specialize in focusing on specific areas of the body, such as in the Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips; Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders and the Complete Back Care Series.

Gary Kraftsow Yoga for Your Mind and Spirit

In addition to DVDs that zero-in on specific parts of the body, Gary attends to emotional health as well with DVDs such as Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety and Viniyoga Therapy for Depression. No matter what personal transformation you are hoping to make, Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs will help you individualize your practice so that you are able to take the most appropriate steps to reach your goals.

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