As past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists I have dedicated many years of effort to bring their mission to fruition.
It has been a long, slow process as we've worked together to fulfill that mission of:
"Our mission is to establish Yoga as a recognized and respected therapy."
It is with a great deal of satisfaction and pride that I'm happy to announce that mission has come one step closer to reality with the publication of the 6th Edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity from Elsevier in February of 2011, considered to be the "Bible" of rehabilitation principles by conventional medicine.
Chapter 121 is titled as:
The handheld video graphic indicates that in addition to the 13 page chapter there is available online video clips of the referenced asanas, mudras and meditations.
This shot summarizes the chapter to describe how the work is far more than "Asana for Hands":
And here is a clip of the section on manual therapy:
The 2-volume set is a 1900 page reference set that sells for $299 and will be a fixture in clinics and graduate programs for years to come.
To purchase the textbook visit here.
Taylor MJ, Galantino ML, Walkowich H, "The Use of Yoga Therapy in Hand and Upper Quarter Rehabilitation." In Skirven, Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 6th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 1548-1562, 2011.
Please pass on this information to those that share the mission!