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Self-Care Yoga

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Journal Articles:



"Modern life has become a rat-race and his body emotions and mind are all jangled by the physiological and psychological response of his self to the stress he face in his life at every stage of existence.. The ability to withstand stress differs from one individual to another. Every individual has a threshold of stress up to which they can bear stress and cope with demands of their external environment. Type of personality, individual temperament and emotional stability determine this stress threshold. Stress may cause to physical, emotional and psychological disturbances, inability to work well, dissatisfaction in life etc., which may lead to various health ailments and problems. There are many therapies that men are utilizing for reduction of stress. Karma yoga i.e. yoga of action also play a very vital role for the stress management. It helps to develop a balance and holistic sense of duty, maintained a calm state of mind, a sense of balance and right attitude, develop a sense of faith in divine order etc. Philosophy of karma yoga in modern context gives a right direction for the reduction stress by developing the right attitude towards their work and profession. This paper has laid special stress on the philosophical and therapeutic aspects of karma yoga for stress management which are normally go out of focus of a person." [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]





  • Kaminoff, L. (2012). Yoga anatomy 2nd Edition. Champaign: Human Kinetics.       

         From the Publisher:            

"Yoga For Beginners: Essential Poses For Yoga Beginners is a book that outlines the basic yoga poses that a novice can try if they have an interest in starting to practice yoga. The author has made a concerted effort to make everything as simple as possible so that it can easily be understood.

There are many books outlining yoga poses but none is as simple as and easy to understand as this. The book is also well timed as it is being published in a period when persons are seeking various solutions to remain healthy or to get healthy apart from modifying the diet of course. The book is filled with over thirty illustrations as well as instructions on how to get the poses done. They are all basic poses which would be done in the initial stages of practicing yoga.

Before you move on to the intermediate level, the body would be properly conditioned by these poses. Some people may think that they are not very effective but once they start doing the various poses they start to feel the positive effects. Yoga is a nice low impact way to exercise and keep fit. The author knows this and conveys this in her book." (April Kinsey)


  • Whitford, R., & Selway, M. (2005). Little yoga: A toddler's first book of yoga. New York: Henry Holt and Company, LLC.  

    From the Publisher:

"Here is a playful introduction to nine simple yoga exercises for young children. Toddlers will enjoy moving along with Yoga Baby as they follow the basic poses. Unlike most books on the subject, Yoga Baby is aimed directly at preschoolers. This interactive picture book also includes helpful information for parents and educators. Fun, accessible, and colorful—it’s a great way for little ones to discover yoga."

On a Personal Note:  Giving our children and grandchildren the tools of self-care early in life will create a healthy lifestyle that becomes a way of life versus having to modify behavior later in life (April Kinsey)


  • "Yoga for Anxiety: Meditations and Practices for Calming the Body and Mind Paperback"

This book contains self-care practices such as meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity. It was develop to educate readers how to lead a more relaxed life.  The content will teach you ways in reducing stress and anxiety through physical and mental activity.

by Mary NurrieStearns LCSW RYT (Author) , Rick NurrieStearns (Author)


(Melissa Maldonado) 




Media Elements


  •      You Tube Video:  Flexibility and Range of Motion - Beginner Yoga with Tara Stiles   9:30 minutes  (April Kinsey) 



  •       You Tube Video:  Basic Yoga Workout for Dummies Part I   10:04 minutes  (April Kinsey) 



                  A yoga pose technique that benefits kidney function in diabetics. (Melissa Maldonado)





               This site provides articles, exercises, tips and products to optimize the yoga experience. (April Kinsey)


               Yoga Basics began in 2001 and demonstrates popular poses and provides videos and articles. (April Kinsey)


The following poster of children's yoga poses was retrieved from the website:

Power, Teresa. ABC's of yoga for kids. n.d. Web Page. April 2014. http://www.abcyogaforkids.com. (April Kinsey)









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