This thoughtfully curated 2-DVD set of yoga for anxiety and depression is designed to help assuage the anxiety and depression that arise in the cognitive, emotional, physiological and behavioral domains. Viniyoga therapy re-shapes an ancient system of practice in a contemporary setting, working deliberately towards creating a more balanced, healthy and conscious self. Use these DVDs to to realize and reduce your mental anxieties and actualize your potential.
Perfect for beginners or advanced yogis, these gentle physical exercises help create body awareness while the breathing exercises work to calm, heal, and transform. The only equipment necessary is a yoga mat or a soft surface for quiet meditation. Free your mind and body and increase your energy with yoga for anxiety and depression in these fully integrated DVDs.
From a pioneer and leader in the field of yoga for health, Gary Kraftsow has been creating personal and healing transformations for almost four decades. As the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute, Gary is guided by the teachings of T.K.V. Desikachar and T. Krishnamacharya. He practices the transmission of yoga for healing and self-transformation.
Your yoga for anxiety and depression DVDs include lectures and two therapeutic practices, physiological rebalancing and shifting mood and self-concept. These help you achieve physical and mental stability, balance, and clarity.
• Lectures on Yoga therapy for the treatment of anxiety and depression
• Therapeutic Practice #1: Physiological Rebalancing
• Therapeutic Practice #2: Shifting Mood and Self-Concept
• English Subtitle option for all material
• Bonus MP3s for portable practice
*This set counts as one product for the Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer.
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:
Viniyoga Therapy Complete Wellness SeriesAn excellent, multi-dimensional practice for alleviating anxiety Review by Stuart
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 12/18/2012)
Viniyoga Therapy Complete Wellness SeriesI 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
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.
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.
Viniyoga Therapy Complete Wellness Series5 out of
2 user reviews.
"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 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.
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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