Based on the latest advances in mind-body research and the wisdom of the yoga traditioin, Yoga for Pain Relief offers both a new way of thinking about the causes of suffering and p;ractical strategies for ending it. Readers will lean how past experiences with injury, illness and other stressful life events change the relationship between body and mind and how negative mind-body habits actually create and reinforce pain.
Kelly McGonigal is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Therapy in Practice. Her writing has been featured in yoga publications nationwide, including Yoga Journal. McGonigal uses yoga to prevent and calm her own chronic pain, as she suffered for years from debilitating headaches. She teaches yoga, psychology, and healthy back classes at Stanford University.