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Supporting Yoga Students with Common Injuries and Conditions: A Handbook

A Handbook for Teachers and Trainees
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This handbook guides yoga teachers and trainees in how to approach teaching students with common injuries and health conditions safely, confidently, and in a manner that empowers students. Dr Andrew McGonigle combines his medical background with extensive knowledge of yoga to address common injuries in detail with an in-depth review of anatomy. The book describes the psychology of pain and injury with reference to the latest research on pain and biomechanics. It also provides advice and tips on how to modify yoga techniques to suit the needs of students with injuries. Detailed illustrations throughout the book provide a visual guide to support understanding. This book is part of the series 'Yoga Teaching Guides', which provides expert information on essential topics as well as ideas for creative teaching.
Preface 1) Introduction 2) Communicating with students PART 1 - THE LOWER LIMB AND PELVIS 3) The foot and ankle a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the feet and ankles 4) The knee a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the knee joint 5) The hip a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the hip joint 6) The pelvis a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the pelvis [Link to MFML online practice] PART 2 - THE SPINE AND TRUNK 7) An overview of spinal anatomy 8) The lumbar spine a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the lumbar spine 9) The thoracic spine a. Anatomy overview b. Common conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of thoracic spine 10) The cervical spine a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the cervical spine [Link to MFML online practice] PART 3 - THE UPPER LIMB 11) The shoulder a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the shoulder joint and girdle 12) The elbow, wrist and hand a. Anatomy overview b. Common injuries and conditions c. Adapting key asanas d. Improving the health of the elbow, wrist and hand [Link to MFML online practice] PART 4 - COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS 13) Common medical conditions a. Cardiovascular disease b. Diabetes mellitus c. Asthma d. Pregnancy e. Osteoporosis f. Hypermobility g. Depression and anxiety [Link to MFML online practice] Glossary of anatomical terms References Further reading and resources Index
Part of the series 'Yoga Teaching Guides', this is an essential primer on supporting yoga students with common injuries and conditions
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