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Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders is based on Gary's book, Yoga for Wellness, and the protocol he developed for an National Institutes of Health research study that demonstrated the effectiveness of yoga therapy for treatment of back pain.*
The DVD includes a presentation on back pain, in-depth instruction on safely practicing the postures, and three complete therapeutic practices. Designed for everyone—even if you've never practiced yoga before!
Highlights from this DVD include:
- • Presentation on Understanding Back Pain and the application of yoga therapy
- • Technique Workshop on how to safely perform postures and movements
- • Focused practice for Upper Back and Neck Therapy (22 minutes)
- • Focused practice for Neck and Shoulder Therapy (32 minutes)
- • Integrated practice for sustained upper back Strength and Stability (40 minutes)
- • English Subtitle option for all material
- • Bonus MP3s of all practices for audio-only classes at home or on the go
*Annals of Internal Medicine, Dec. 2005
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:
About 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.