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Author Plahay, Tania.

Title Yoga for Dementia : a Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers.

Publication Info. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (266 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro; Yoga for Dementia: A Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers by Tania Plahay; Foreword by Professor Martin Green; Disclaimer; Acknowledgements; Introduction; How I came to yoga; How I became involved in dementia care; Who the book is aimed at; How to use the book; 1. What is Yoga?; The origins of yoga; The arrival of yoga in the west; The benefits of yoga; Yoga in this book; Conclusion; 2. Types of Yoga; Traditional styles of yoga; Modern yoga styles; Yoga therapy; Conclusion; 3. Yoga Philosophy and Principles; Eight limbs of yoga; Truthfulness exercise.
Contentment exerciseA simple 5-minute breathing exercise; Pratyahara exercise; Dharana exercise; Koshas, the energy sheaths of the body; Tamas, raja and sattva, balancing the elements; The nadis or energy channels; Conclusion; 4. Yoga Basics and Simple Everyday Poses; Simple Breathing Exercises; Three-part breath; Ujjayi breath; Mudras and Balancing exercises; Gyan mudra; Dhyani mudra; Tree pose, vriksasana; Natural Easy Stretches; Pushing away the clouds; Natural morning stretches; Cat and cow; Restorative poses; Legs up the wall, viparita karani.
Reclined bound angle pose, supta baddha konasana, with self-recharge hand positionCorpse pose, shavasana; Conclusion; 5. Why Yoga Is Beneficial for Older People; How we age physically, and what happens to our body; Social ageing; Yogic perspectives on ageing; Key ways in which yoga works; Yoga and older people; Conclusion; 6. What Is Dementia and How Can Yoga Help?; Types of dementia; A diagnosis of dementia; Stages of dementia; Risk factors for dementia; Reducing the risk; Benefits of yoga for dementia; Meditation; Caring for the carers; MettÄ#x81;, developing loving-kindness.
Physical constraintsConclusion; 7. Running Yoga Sessions for People Living with Dementia; Basics for teaching or learning yoga; Motivations for teaching or learning; Caring for the carer; Before you begin; Leading or doing meditation and guided relaxation practices; Principles and practices; Conclusion; 8. Sequences for All; Journey of awareness; Dhyana, focused concentration; Pranayama, or breath awareness in the spine; Sequence 1: Rise and shine!; Sequence 2: Feeling good from top to toe!; Conclusion.
9. Challenging and Stimulating Sequences for Those with Early Diagnosis or Mild Cognitive ImpairmentSinging practice, kirtan kriya; Sun salutation, surya namaskar; Tadasana or mountain Pose; Interrupted breath, viloma pranayama; Conclusion; 10. Exercises for Anger Management; Anger meditation; Wood chopping, kashtha takshanasana; Twists; Backbends; Cobra pose; Childâ#x80;#x99;s pose, balasana; Lionâ#x80;#x99;s breath, simhasana; Cooling breath, sheetali pranayama; Ganesh mudra, helping to overcome obstacles; Conclusion; 11. Easy Joint Release Series for Everyone, Adapted to a Chair; Karma Yoga.
Note Karma yoga meditation.
Summary With yoga sequences, breathing exercises and meditations, this book shows care home staff and family carers how to use yoga to help people with dementia reduce the negative effects of their symptoms. The programme can be used with both individuals and groups, and can adapted for a range of abilities.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Yoga.
Dementia -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Dementia -- therapy.
Dementia -- rehabilitation.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Yoga. (OCoLC)fst01182871
Added Author Green, Martin.
Other Form: Print version: Plahay, Tania. Yoga for Dementia : A Guide for People with Dementia, Their Families and Caregivers. London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ©2018 9781785921599
ISBN 9781784504335 (electronic book)
1784504335 (electronic book)
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