This book is a guide to how and why yoga therapy can be used as an adjunct treatment in mental health.
The first two chapters detail yoga’s history as a mental health intervention and the underlying physiological mechanisms, while following chapters look in depth at different mental health conditions from both a yoga and clinical perspective, exploring the use of yoga in therapeutic practice.
Not only will the book serve as a reference, but also as a bridge between yoga therapy and healthcare, helping to add to the process of growing integration.
Chapter 1 – Historical evolution of yoga and mental health
Chapter 2 – An overview of physiological and psychological mechanisms underpinning yoga’s efficacy
Chapter 3 – Anxiety disorders
Chapter 4 – Depressive/mood disorders
Chapter 5 – ADHD
Chapter 6 – Eating Disorders
Chapter 7 – Addictions
Chapter 8 – Child Mental Health
Chapter 9 – Insomnia
Chapter 10 – Overview and future directions
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