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Yoga Therapy for Stroke

Yoga Therapy for Stroke

A Handbook for Yoga Therapists and Healthcare Professionals

Arlene A. Schmid & Marieke Van Puymbroeck. Forewords by Matthew J. Taylor and Linda Williams.

Quick Overview

Invaluable reference guide for yoga therapists and rehabilitation therapists who wish to use yoga techniques to boost physical and mental wellbeing after stroke. Clear photographic instructions demonstrate simple postures and activities, designed to improve balance, strength and range of movement post-stroke.
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Paperback / softback
2018, 10.00in x 7.09in / 254mm x 180mm, 328pp
ISBN: 978-1-84819-369-7
2018, ePUB, 290pp
ISBN: 978-0-85701-327-9
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A guide to yoga therapy for post-stroke rehabilitation, this book is for yoga teachers and yoga therapists, but also for occupational, recreational, physical and speech therapists who work with people with stroke and may integrate yoga into their practice.

Rooted in evidence-based research and written by two yoga teachers who are also academics and researchers in rehabilitation, the book provides basic information about stroke and neuroplasticity, discusses the mind body disconnect that often occurs after stroke, and provides instruction on how to improve balance, strength and range of motion. It also covers effective meditation techniques to help overcome the stress and emotional impact of stroke.

Clear photographs demonstrate yoga postures and activities specifically adapted for stroke patients, alongside case studies.


'No matter if you are sitting with your first student post-stroke, or have taught for years as an early pioneer, there is much to discover in the pages ahead.'
- Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT, Founder and Director of SmartSafeYoga

'Proven, practical advice and example practices for therapists who want to integrate yoga into their therapeutic practice.'
- Linda S. Williams, MD, Principal Investigator, VA HSR&D Precision Monitoring QUERI and Professor of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine


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