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Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain
By Kelly McGonigal, PhD. Available from New Harbinger Press in December 2009. Available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders

 

Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Pain
By Kelly McGonigal, PhD.

Available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other booksellers.

"The book is very much in line with all that the American Chronic Pain Association has been teaching for thirty years. I recommend that you relax, renew, and enjoy your adventure through Yoga for Pain Relief." Penney Cowan, Executive Director, American Chronic Pain Association

"Whether you are in pain now or you treat those who are, Yoga for Pain Relief will broaden your view of suffering and change your life. It’s a must-read for pain specialists and yoga teachers." Amy Weintraub, MFA, E-RYT 500, author of Yoga for Depression, and founder of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute

"This book is a must for yoga teachers, as well as for anyone suffering pain--and basically that is all of us. Highly recommended.” Judith Hanson Lasater, PhD, PT, author of Yogabody: Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Asana

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Excerpt from the Introduction to Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain by Kelly McGonigal, PhD

Retraining the Mind and Body with Yoga
The best way to unlearn chronic stress and pain responses is to give the mind and body new, healthier responses to practice. That is exactly what you will learn in this book: yoga practices that teach you how to choose health and well-being.

Yoga is a comprehensive mind-body system that provides tools to address every aspect of the pain response. There are yoga practices for relaxation, reducing stress, dealing with difficult emotions, examining your thoughts and beliefs about pain, and training the mind to be less reactive to painful sensations.

Yoga will teach you how to use your mind as a resource for healing, instead of feeling at the mercy of an unpredictable body. Yoga will also give you a clear way to take care of your body, and teach you how to take charge of your experience even when you are in pain.

By helping you transform chronic pain and stress responses and into “chronic” healing responses of mind and body, yoga will do more than reduce your suffering of chronic pain. It will give you greater strength, courage, and joy in all areas of your life.