Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth

Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth
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Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth
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For several decades, yoga has been a popular mainstream approach to health conscious living, and is used by those with medical disorders.
Now, following a bevy of recent research studies, yoga has exploded onto the mental health scene, and clinicians and patients alike are embracing the use of yoga to effectively help combat psychiatric disorders.

In Kundalini Yoga Meditation, Shannahoff-Khalsa—researcher, Kundalini yoga teacher for over 30 years, and worldwide authority in the field of alternative therapies for psychiatric disorders—weaves scientific insights, clinical trials, case histories, and disorder-specific techniques to explain how the ancient science of Kundalini yoga can be a useful stand-alone or supplemental treatment for psychiatric disorders.

Written for all those in the mental health profession, the book begins by laying out a number of landmark scientific studies based on Kundalini yoga, all of which have led to a new understanding of mind-body dynamics, physiological states, and ways of noninvasively altering the brain and body. Included are novel yogic concepts on rhythms of the brain, personality structure, models for the mind and consciousness, and other fundamentals to enhance our understanding of health and disease processes.

With this scientific overview in place, Shannahoff-Khalsa goes on to explore, chapter by chapter, how Kundalini yoga can be applied to the treatment of psychiatric disorders— including OCD and other anxiety disorders; major depressive disorders; bipolar disorders; addictive, impulse control, and eating disorders; insomnia and other sleep problems; chronic fatigue syndrome; ADHD and co-morbid disorders (conduct and oppositional defiant disorder); PTSD; and the abused and battered psyche. His work also illuminates the treatment of complex co-morbid disorder patients. Most importantly, each chapter includes the full set of disorder-specific meditation protocols and techniques described in complete detail—64 in total. Photographs help illustrate poses for easy simulation. The final section of the book covers the application of Kundalini yoga for individuals, couples, and groups in therapy, and includes an epilogue that discussed the future of psychiatry.

Mind-body medicine is at the forefront of current mental health research and treatment, and the introduction of this ancient technology of the mind into the equation is a major breakthrough in our understanding of improved treatment for a wide variety of psychiatric disorders. Kundalini Yoga Meditation skillfully introduces this exciting new frontier, and equips psychiatrists, psychotherapists, psychologists, social workers, and other clinicians with the tools and techniques necessary to incorporate yogic meditation into their practices, and bring hope and healing to their clients.

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Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth

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5 Responses to Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy, and Personal Growth

  1. Daniel Coma says:

    As a kundalini yoga teacher, this book is a blessing to me and my students. It’s been a great source for the scientific background of kundalini yoga, which helps me to convey the depth of this knowledge not only to yoga students, but also to medical professionals, who then become more open to trying yoga and/or referring more patients to classes. More importantly, it has inspired me to use certain condition-specific techniques which have brought immediate, effective relief to many students.

    And all this after just scratching the surface of all the resources in this book! I’m continually coming back and finding it more and more useful.

    David Shannahoff-Khalsa does a great service by sharing his experience not only as a researcher, but as someone who has worked directly with people struggling with psychological disorders — and helping them. The case histories are moving and illuminating.

    I highly recommend this book!

  2. With thanks to David S. Shannahoff-Khalsa for adding to the small but growing body of scientific study on yoga. It is absolutely astounding the combination of sound, mudra, posture and focus that Kundalini Yoga offers. I will present some of the practices to the yoga class I offer here in Perth, Australia. I do know, as the students will, that it is the practice that affords the rebalancing, not the marvelling at it but the doing of it.

    Meta B. Doherty

    Yoga Instructor and author of Sattwa Cafe, an Ayurvedic Cookbook published by Lotus Press, USA

  3. T. Arkus says:

    This book is a nice reference in Kundalini meditation and breath technique. I enjoyed learning about the healing benefits of the meditations and prana (breathwork).

    I have been practicing Kundalini Yoga (with prana, mantra & meditation) for about a year now and absolutely love it! I continue to rotate KY with Vinyasa/Hatha style yoga too (which I have enjoyed doing for 20 years). Kundalini Yoga has taught me to be open to anything and continues to expand my awareness. Spiritual growth express! Excellent book!

  4. Anne Walker says:

    Those of us who have practiced and taught Kundalini Yoga for years know that simple things like alternate nostril breathing can slow the brain waves down to alpha state. Amid all the meditations, the missing piece of knowledge has been a means to convince others that these ancient methods have certain effects. David Shannahoff-Khalsa has provided the language which allows allopathic field members to talk with the alternative practitioners, yogis and yoginis and each side understand the other. To be able to demonstrate that “clinical trials and published positive results” [quotations mine] support the large number of meditations in the book Kundalini Yoga Meditation: Techniques Specific for Psychiatric Disorders, Couples Therapy & Personal Growth is invaluable to the teacher introducing new courses or disseminating information generally. Positive results during treatment of various DSM-IV disorders bring greater hope for cooperation between meditation and prescription drugs if needed – and the real-life opportunity to find out if drugs can be lessened or dispensed with safely. Until now, there was no safe alternative. I’ve used much of the text during my recent MBA business plan presentations built around my Kundalini Yoga business. Instructors and students alike found the possibilities fascinating and several signed up for classes. Anne Leggett-Walker, MBA

  5. I Bought this book for my brother, which is suffering from ocd and after using the protocols written in book.His condition is much improved than before.I highly recommend this book to people with mental health problem and also to doctors.

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