With instructions for yoga therapists and yoga teachers on helping to alleviate exhaustion and stress, Fiona Agombar looks at how modern-day living exacerbates stress and its manifestations, the yogic approach to these conditions, the solutions that yoga can provide and helpful practices to help discover more energy and freedom.
Part One: How Modern Day Living Exacerbates Stress and its Manifestations. 1. Stress-related Exhaustion, Burnout and Yoga. 2. Trauma and Exhaustion. 3. The Crisis: ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Part Two: How Yoga Sees the Situation. 4. Pattern, Shadows and the Closed Heart. 5. The Root of Our Core Wound. (6. The Purusartha: How our Motivations Cause Stress and Fatigue. 7. Identity: the meaning and purpose of life). 8. The Yoga Model of Illness. 9. The Role of the Yoga Therapist. Part Three: The Yoga Solutions. 10. How Yoga Understands Energy and How we can Increase Prana. 11. The Magic of the Breath. 12. The Three Energies: The Gunas. 13. The Secret of Happiness: Understanding Dharma and Karma. 14. How to Have a Quiet Mind - A Summary of the Teachings So Far. Part Four: The Yoga Practices. 15. Suggestions for Teaching. 16. Mantra and Class Planning. 17. The Practices for Stress, Burnout and ME/CFS. 18. Pranayama - The Vital Key to Healing. 19. Mindfulness, Deep Relaxation and Meditation.