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

Yoga for Pain Relief Book Talk (75 min audio only-- part practice, lecture, and Q&A) through Stanford Health Library

Audio Practices: Guided practices based on the book Yoga for Pain Relief

9-min Alternate Nostril Breathing and Breath Visualization Practice (from ch. 3, "Breath")

5-min Listening to Your Body Meditation (from ch. 4, "Befriending Your Body")

20-min Body Scan and Body Gratitude Meditation (from ch. 4, "Befriending Your Body")

Breath Focus Mindfulness Meditation (17 min, with 2 min instruction and option to practice for 5, 10, or 15 min, from ch. 7, "Meditation")

20-min Meditation for Cultivating Self-Compassion and Lovingkindness (from the Compassion Cultivation Program, Stanford Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education)

Book Excerpts and Articles

Five Guidelines for Movement that Heals, Not Hurts -- advice for keeping your yoga practice safe and therapeutic. Excerpt from Yoga for Pain Relief.

Hope for Chronic Pain (with yoga sequence) Yoga + Joyful Living Spring 2010

Yoga for IBS/Better Digestion (with yoga sequence) Yoga + Joyful Living Summer 2010

"Strike a Pose: Is Yoga Part of Your Pain-Relief Plan? There's Good Reason to Think It Should Be" Pain Solutions October 2009

Yoga for Chronic Pain. IDEA Fitness Journal, June 2006

Non-Profit Organizations Supporting People with Pain
The following organizations provide information, support, and advocacy for people with pain, their families, friends, and caregivers:
American Chronic Pain Association
American Pain Foundation
National Pain Foundation