Therapeutic Yoga

10 Therapeutic Yoga Videos for Recovering from Surgery

Leslie Perryman • March 17, 2015
In meditation, we bring mind and body into a quiet space to witness the fluctuation of thought and emotion. Within this quiet observation, we can identify each seed of thought as it grows to frame the way we process and interpret our lives. Therapeutic yoga is focused on dysfunctional movement therapy by releasing chronic tension buildup and re-orchestrating kinesthetic patterning.Anyone who has ever been faced with recovering from surgery can vouch for just how difficult and painful it can be. Following surgery your body is literally traumatized from medications, incisions, stitches, etc. Yoga is an incredibly beneficial way to assist your body in healing and regaining strength quickly and safely. Yoga utilizes slow, delicate motions as a method of lengthening, strengthening and restoring your body's sense of balance and harmony. After incorporating yoga into your surgery recovery you will be astounded at how quickly you will start feeling better!Dharma Discussion on Breath Meditation
1. Dharma Discussion on Breath Meditation
Dharma Discussion on Breath Meditation
Thanissaro Bhikkhu discusses breathing along with a variety of meditation techniques.
2. Adyashanti - Merge and Unite with What Is
Adyashanti - Merge and Unite with What Is
Great talk that broadens our perspective about why it really means to allow everything to be as it is, loving what is, non-separation and becoming the situation that you're in. To Unite and merge with what is. The talk is from Boulder Intensive, August 2010. Adyashanti is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. "Adyashanti" means primordial peace.
3. The Breath All The Way (Anapanasati)
The Breath All The Way (Anapanasati)
Thanissaro Bhikkhu presents a dharma talk and discourse on the 16 steps involved in anapanasati mindfulness of breathing. Seekers of goodness who have gathered here please listen in peace. Listening to the Dhamma in peace means to listen with a one-pointed mind, paying attention to what you hear and then letting go. Listening to the Dhamma is of great benefit. While listening to the Dhamma we are encouraged to firmly establish both body and mind in samadhi, because it is one kind of dhamma practice. In the time of the Buddha people listened to Dhamma talks intently, with a mind aspiring to real understanding, and some actually realized the Dhamma while listening. Don't think that only sitting with the eyes closed is practice. If you do think this way, then quickly change your thinking. Steady practice is keeping mindful in every posture, whether sitting, walking, standing or lying down. When coming out of sitting, don't think that you're coming out of meditation, but that you are only changing postures. If you reflect in this way, you will have peace. Wherever you are, you will have this attitude of practice with you constantly. You will have a steady awareness within yourself.
4. Therapeutics: Foot Health #2
Therapeutics: Foot Health #2
In this progressive video series designed to keep your feet healthy, supple, and strong, you'll condition leg strength to help balance your feet. Join Samantha Shakti in this premium Grokker series addressing feet health.
5. How to Meditate with Kino
How to Meditate with Kino
When I first started to develop a meditation practice I was afraid that my mind wasn't calm enough. But just like with yoga you don't need a calm mind or a flexible body to start. The practice itself creates the calm, flexible mind that is needed for spiritual practice. I recommend starting off with something very simple. Sit for five minutes a day and bring your attention to your breath. This short clip on how to meditate was filmed at Balans Yoga in Goteborg (Gothenburgh) Sweden.
6. Therapeutics: Knee Health #2
Therapeutics: Knee Health #2
Learn how to strengthen the vastus medialis, or what Sam call's the "magic button" with these essential exercises to help you find pain free knees. Sam Shakti will guide you through exercises that strengthen the muscles around the knee joint. These exercises include hip opening moves and forward folds with clear posture modifications to bring the benefits of each pose to your needs. Avoiding hyperextension is critical, and strengthening the muscles around the knee joint will aid in preventative muscle engagement to keep you from overextending the joint structure. If your still experiencing knee pain, visit the Grokker premium collection on knee health exercises.
7. Therapeutics: Foot Health #3
Therapeutics: Foot Health #3
The health of your feet is essential for stabilizing the lower body, legs, and aligning yourself in space. Samantha Shakti Brown walks you through an exercise for massaging the plantar fascia to keep the feet healthy and strong. This is the last of the Grokker premium videos for this focus. Please check out the Feet Health collection for videos one and two.
8. Therapeutics: Knee Health #3
Therapeutics: Knee Health #3
Strengthening the muscles around the knee joint is imperative for maintaining healthy joints and preventing knee pain. Samantha Shakti Brown presents this premium collection on improving knee health through continuous strengthening of the "magic button," a term coined for the vastus medialis's key role in conjoining knee joint mobility and stability. Check out Sam's Knee Health collection for more.
9. Wrist Therapeutics
Wrist Therapeutics
Weakness through the shoulder girdle can result in chronic pain and injury through the neck, forearms, and wrists. One of the common effects of a weak upper back is carpal tunnel syndrome. In this Grokker Premium video, Siri Peterson focuses on opening the upper spine to counter common misalignment in the shoulders, and therapeutics for the wrist joints. Once you've addressed the postural imbalances in the upper back, you'll learn how to comfortably support weight on your hands to strengthen the muscles around your joints for an effective antidote to wrist, forearm, and upper back issues.
10. Therapeutics: Foot Health #1
Therapeutics: Foot Health #1
Feet health is critical for aligning the body. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara expert Samantha Shakti Brown demonstrates therapeutic techniques for keeping your feet healthy and strong. If your interested in finding more feet care exercises checkout Samanth Shakti Brown's collection Feet Health.
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