Dr. Moonaz's Books
YOGA THERAPY FOR ARTHRITIS
by Dr. Steffany Moonaz and Erin Byron
Yoga therapy is commonly used for the management of arthritis, but often focuses exclusively on adaptation of the physical poses and on structural solutions. This book moves beyond the traditional routines to present yoga as a lifestyle designed to improve quality of life and overall well-being for individuals living with arthritis and rheumatic conditions. By incorporating the ancient practices of yoga as both physical and mental exercises involving a model of 5-koshas or sheaths (physical, energetic, mental/emotional, wisdom, and spiritual), the yoga therapy practice presented here will help reduce pain and shift the perspective of the individual living with arthritis.
This therapy uses a whole-person approach that employs a broad range of tools to address the biopsychosocial effects of arthritis through the application of yoga practices and philosophy. Useful as a guide for people living with arthritis, this book is full of inspiration for self care along with instructions for yoga teachers and medical professionals to guide their clients using this whole-person perspective. ORDER HERE
YOGA, THE BODY, AND EMBODIED SOCIAL CHANGE AN INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST ANALYSIS
Edited by Beth Berila, Melanie Klein and Chelsea Jackson Roberts
Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the cultural phenomenon of yoga in the United States through an intersectional feminist lens. The essays in this collection address media portrayals as well as yoga spaces themselves,analyzing who has been centered and who has been marginalized by racial, gender,sexual, economic, and dis/ability power dynamics. By analyzing contemporary body politics in the US yoga sphere, this book looks at both the limitations and possibilities of yoga for feminist social justice. This book was just released. You can purchase a copy on Amazon HERE.
Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care
by Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Lorenzo Cohen and Timothy McCall
Dr. Moonaz has contributed to a chapter in the FIRST comprehensive textbook compiling yoga therapy research across various conditions! This book is geared toward yoga professionals and other health professionals, and would be of interest to anyone seeking greater understanding of the current research evidence in yoga therapy.
The editors include three eminent yoga therapy researchers and one renowned practitioner in the field. They have brought together an experienced team of researchers and yoga therapist contributors.
You can purchase the book through Amazon HERE.
Recommended Yoga Books
McCall, T. (2007). Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing
Chapter 9 with contributions from Marian Garfinkel, known for her clinical studies published in 1998 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Yee, R. (2004). Moving Toward Balance: 8 Weeks of Yoga with Rodney Yee
Shows demo with clear descriptive photos with different modifications for all types of levels.
Long, Ray. (2006). The Key Muscles of Yoga: Scientific Keys, Volume I
There are several other volumes and each provides anatomical information for activation during asanas.
Trials underway regarding the latest approaches to arthritis management
Trials underway regarding current research on yoga for people with arthritis
Research Articles About Knee Arthritis
What Do People with Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis Need to Know? An International consensus List of Essential Statements for Osteoarthritis, French et al., Arthritis Care and Research, 5, 2015, 67(6)
The Mediating Effect of Leptin on the Relationship Between Body Weight and Knee Osteoarthritis in Older Adults.
Association of Exercise Therapy and Reduction of Pain Sensitivity in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
Factors Associated with Pain Experience in Knee Osteoarthrtitis.
Association of Thigh Muscle Strength With Knee Symptoms and Radiographic Disease Stage of Osteoarthritis: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative
Factors Associated With Pain Experience Outcome in Knee Osteoarthritis
Atukorala, Makovey, Lawler, et al. Arthritis Care & Research Vol. 68, No. 8, August 2016, pp 1106–1114
Yoga for managing knee osteoarthritis in older women: a pilot randomized controlled trial
Other Research Articles
2002-2012 Clarke, T. C., Black, L. I., Stussman, B. J., Barnes, P. M., & Nahin, R.L. National Health Statistics Report, 2, 2015, 67
Yoga in Sedentary Adults with Arthritis: Effects of a Randomized Controlled Pragmatic Trial
Pain, Anxiety, and Negative Outcome Expectations for Activity: Do Negative Psychological Profiles Differ Between the Inactive and Active?
Karsdal1, M. A., Bay-Jensen, A-C., Henriksen1, K., et al., Arthritis Care & Research 09,2014 66(9);1273-1280
Stiffness Has Different Meanings, I Think, to Everyone”: Examining Stiffness From the Perspective of People Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Listening to the body and talking to myself – the impact of chronic lower back pain: A qualitative study
Association of Exercise Therapy and Reduction of Pain Sensitivity in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Yoga for Young Adults with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study
The benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis: results of a preliminary, structured 8-week program
Improvement in hand grip strength in normal volunteers and rheumatoid arthritis patients following yoga training.
The Suitability of Yoga as a Potential Therapeutic Intervention for Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Focus Group approach
Effect of one week of yoga on function and severity in rheumatoid arthritis
Villemure C1, Čeko M2, Cotton VA2, Bushnell MC3, Front Hum Neurosci. 2015 May 12;9:281
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