In this extremely accessible guide, three authors weave modern research into an illuminating analysis of ancient practices. The book surveys a variety of healing traditions and examines the role that modalities like yoga and qigong play in these practices. Authors Rosemary Bass and Michelle Smith offer an interesting exploration of the benefits of meditation, contrasting the popular image of the mind-body dichotomy. They draw on ancient teachings to explain how the mind can be conditioned to respond to specific types of treatment.
Going Through The Book
Through a variety of examples, this book illuminates the myriad of experiences of people who have utilized various yoga postures and other ancient practices for stress and anxiety management. Authors describe how these postures have helped them deal with a range of challenges, from grief to extreme pain. They maintain that the mind-body relationship is central to modern health discoveries. This extremely accessible guide to ancient practices makes clear that the mind/body connection encompasses a broad spectrum of experiences and concerns, rather than being a narrow focus on Eastern or New Age spirituality.
Reading The Book
Reading this book was a revel in information. Different techniques like yoga and qigong allow the mind to heal itself, as well as opening up and strengthening the physical body. Bass and Smith rightly point out that the art of yoga can be learned by anyone, making it accessible even to those with little interest in meditation or other Eastern forms of spiritual healing. The book wisely emphasizes that there are no magic ingredients for mastering the ancient practices. Rather, it requires a willingness to practice regularly and a good dose of motivation and persistence. The authors also point out that anyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
Accessible Guide To Those Interested In Practicing
In addition to offering a comprehensive look at the science behind the therapy, this book serves as an extremely accessible guide to those interested in practicing it. It provides a clear outline of what is required to begin implementing changes in life and dealing with everyday stresses. Anyone with mild to moderate anxiety and stress should be able to use the methods and suggestions within this book without any difficulty.
As with any self-help program, clients must keep in mind that anxiety and stress are normal, and a balanced life approach to both of these aspects is the best course of action. Even those who are past the point of diminishing their symptoms will benefit from this comprehensive treatise on stress management. Those who struggle with chronic anxiety need not despair, however. With the right resources, anyone can master this ancient art of relaxation and begin living a fulfilling life.
This comprehensive treatise on stress and anxiety disorder provides a logical and practical approach to managing these two emotional states. Each chapter focuses on a key area of managing stress or anxiety. For example, in the Anxiety and Stress chapter, you will learn information such as: what is stress, how does it affect us, what causes it, how to deal with it, what we can do to avoid it, how to treat it, how to prevent it, and how to cure it. Further information on the symptoms of stress and anxiety includes: what causes anger, what makes us fearful, what makes us anxious, what makes us laugh, what makes us cry, what makes us get sick, what makes us get hurt, what makes us get angry, what makes us sad, what makes us happy, what makes us want to quit, and what makes us run. The book also has a bonus chapter focusing on overcoming procrastination and setting goals-exactly what some busy professionals need to help them achieve their work and personal goals. In addition, the book provides a list of resources and contact details for further research.