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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
Gary Kraftsow, MA has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for 30 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a Viniyoga Special Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in the mid 80’s.
Gary graduated with a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University in 1976, and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. He spent many years in private yoga therapy practice, teaching workshops and training teachers. Since then, he has become a renowned speaker and teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at many conferences and schools nationally and internationally. In 1999 he founded American Viniyoga Institute.
Gary has successfully 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 Founder, Director and Senior Teacher of American Viniyoga™ Institute's Teacher and Therapist Trainings, and the author of two books published by Penguin: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation.
You may also enjoy our special Sacred Cow interview with Gary: Gary Kraftsow On Yoga Therapy and Your Mood.