This book is a long overdue integration of yoga into multidisciplinary health care. Here, modern pain sciences are blended with ancient wisdom and I was left with the overall view that peace should be used as a health outcome. – David Butler PT, EdD. Associate Professor, University of South Australia and Director, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute What an incredible body of work. Finally, a book that thoughtfully brings together the science of pain, the wisdom of yoga, and the heart of understanding to look at the complexity of pain and pain care. A must read for health professionals and yoga therapists who want real answers to help improve the lives of those living in pain. – Michele Lawrence, Director, Inner Peace Yoga Therapy It is a daunting task to bridge the gap between the timeless experiential teachings and practices of yoga and the experimental, evidence based approach of modern medical science. Yet, this book Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain does it in an extraordinary manner. Having known all three editors and a majority of the contributors personally for many years, this exemplary contribution to the field of yoga therapy and healthcare, truly gladdens my heart as multidimensional applied aspects of yoga come alive in their universal magnificence. There is no greater joy and fulfillment of purpose in one’s life than the ability and opportunity to help another fellow human being transcend their pain and suffering. This splendid book is a “must” for anyone who wishes to deal with the pandemic of persistent pain as it offers a way out of the maze of human suffering thus enabling us to become what we must BE; loving and compassionate humane beings. – Yogacharya Dr Ananada Balayogi Bhavanani MBBS, MD (AM), DSc (Yoga), C-IAYT Member National Board for Yoga in the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India and Director, CYTER of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherrry, India. www.sbvu.ac.in/cyter In Yoga and Science in Pain Care, Pearson, Prosko, and Sullivan have crafted a scholarly and clinically oriented book linking Yoga practices and philosophy with the management of pain. This readable volume provides insight into how Yoga can become an integral component of a treatment model for pain. The contents bridge disciplines and provide, through various scientific and clinical perspectives, an accessible integrated understanding of how pain can be managed through a deeper understanding of yoga by exploring the methods, neurophysiological mechanisms, and philosophy embedded in various forms of yoga. – Stephen W Porges, PhD, Distinguished University Scientist, Indiana University, Professor of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, and author of The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe Pain is complex, requiring a multifaceted approach to successfully understanding and designing effective interventions for pain care. As a psychologist and yoga therapist who has worked in the field of pain management for over four decades, I deeply appreciate Yoga and Science in Pain Care as a valuable addition to the field of pain management. This carefully crafted book offers us a vast and priceless array of theoretical and practical insights, interventions, and resources for enhancing our ability to fully understand, support, and provide effective pain care for individuals living with pain. – Richard C. Miller, PhD. Co-Founder, The International Association of Yoga Therapy and developer of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being Yoga and Science in Pain Care is a ‘master text’ that seamlessly integrates contemporary scientific understanding with the breadth of yogic body-mind principles. Written in a manner that will appeal to both those appreciating a level of scientific rigor and those more attuned to the broader, more wholistic approach, this text should be part of the professional library for all yoga teachers and therapists. The list of editors and contributors is a ‘who’s who’ of leaders in the field of therapeutic yoga. – Leigh Blashki, C-IAYT, Past-President, Yoga Australia, Founder ? Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
Patient-centered, biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to pain care and rehabilitation with a focus on the integration of yoga and pain science –This text refers to the hardcover edition.
About the Author
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc (RHBS), BA-BPHE, C-IAYT, ERYT500 is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist, professor and author. He is a leader in integrating our evolving understanding of pain and people in pain into physical therapy and yoga therapy. Shelly Prosko, PT, PYT, C-IAYT is a Canadian physiotherapist, yoga therapist, educator, speaker, author and respected pioneer of PhysioYoga dedicated to helping people in pain through the integration of yoga into modern healthcare. Marlysa Sullivan PT, C-IAYT is an internationally recognized clinician, researcher, professor and author specializing in chronic pain conditions using clinical applications combining evidence-based practice, biomedical science, and philosophical wisdom. –This text refers to the hardcover edition.