Medical Therapeutic Yoga Books – Free Excerpts
Medical Therapeutic Yoga
Medical Therapeutic Yoga (MTY) offers an innovative methodology which changes both the practice of yoga and rehabilitative science by combining them, making MTY a distinct and separate practice from, but yet a complementary arm to, yoga and yoga therapy. The first of Ginger’s medical therapeutic yoga books introduces the healthcare professional to the use and application of physical yoga practice in a biopsychosocial model of assessment for any practice setting and patient or wellness population. The book also provides the yoga instructor and yoga therapist the knowledge-base and opportunity to establish a healthy dialogue and partnership-based relationship with healthcare providers who practice medical therapeutic yoga.
The Role of Relationship in Creativity
This chapter draws from both personal experience and studies in the role of relationship as it applies to creative expression. It will explore the effect of “power-over” based relationships in health care, which include interprofessional collaboration, gender context, provider-patient interaction, and cultural competence, all of which have direct effects on the delivery of health care. The collective shift to a healthier relationship model is critical for the creative process in rehabilitation in situations that range from research and innovation to patient care and adherence. That process involves moving from personal internal experience to the larger role of interprofessional collaboration and interfacing with our communities in creating health.
Foundations for Yoga Practice in Rehabilitation
Yoga, as both a science and art, elicits neurochemical response mediated by neurophysiological mechanisms, and when used in rehabilitation, can honor both its cultural philosophy while evolving as an evidence- based therapy. The central theme of this chapter is to provide a foundation for a novel yogic model of rehabilitation practice using proposed common psychotherapeutic and physiological factors that affect patient outcomes. This model is guided by Ten Precepts that can guide the use of yoga in rehabilitation as a medical, therapeutic, yoga, in order to foster evidence-based practice, which is representative of best practice techniques in rehabilitation. The 10 Precepts include guidelines on optimization of patient assessment and intervention, education, respiratory function as a first-line psychophysiological intervention, fostering stability and safety through six evidence-based neurophysiological principles, inclusion of Ayurveda and other yogic tools, and non-dogmatic yoga practice in rehabilitation.