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Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders

by Gary Kraftsow - 150 Minutes

Live pain free-- this acclaimed and best-selling DVD offers gentle, simple, effective therapeutic yoga exercises to eliminate upper back pain and to restore vitality to your whole body. Join the many tens of thousands of people worldwide who were suffering from upper back pain and purchased this DVD and were rewarded by a strong healthy back. Get started now-- add these powerful easy-to-learn yoga practices to your daily regimen for total well-being!

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Overview

Back pain can be a chronic and debilitating ailment, preventing you from participating in activities that you used to enjoy. Luckily, one of the most effective ways of soothing that pain is with simple and approachable viniyoga therapy for the upper back. Famed teacher and founder of the American Viniyoga Institute Gary Kraftsow has created this healing practice with the intent of helping you understand back pain and eliminating it with a straightforward, accessible, and comforting sequence. This DVD begins with a technique workshop and offers options for focused practice depending on the areas of the body you wish to work on, whether it’s upper back and neck therapy, neck and shoulder therapy, or stability and strength for upper back series, you’re sure to find relief.


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Too often, our practice is the first thing to go when our lives start to get busy, but Pranamaya’s collection of DVDs from master teachers makes it easy to incorporate your practice at any point in your day, ensuring you always have access to the best possible instruction.Viniyoga Therapy for the Upper Back, Neck, and Shoulders will provide the relief you need and help you heal your body and restore a sense of peace and vitality to your entire being.


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)


Special features:



  • • 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:


Media Reviews

"Viniyoga master Gary Kraftsow developed protocols for a recent National Institutes of Health-sponsored study of treatment for back pain. This excellent two-DVD series is based on this work and on his 30 years of experience as a yoga therapist. Each video includes short but valuable explanations of the types and causes of back pain, as well as the goals of yoga therapy and a techniques workshop.

"One DVD focuses on the upper back, neck, and shoulders; the other, on the low back, sacrum, and hips. The detailed instruction, gentle repetitive movements, and focus on moving with awareness and the breath make these ideal practices for a wide range of people, including those who may not have pain but can benefit from strengthening and stabilizing their backs.”

-- Yoga + Joyful Living Magazine

"Gary Kraftsow... elevates the genre of yoga DVDs to a whole new level... Whether you endure back pain or not, these are some of the best yoga DVDs on the market."

-- FitYoga Magazine

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About Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs Feature Viniyoga Therapy

Gary Kraftsow yoga DVDs Feature Viniyoga Therapy

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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