~by Amy Weintraub
Amy Weintraub, a Kripalu trained yoga instructor, has done a wonderful job with this book. She herself struggles with depression, so she was able to incorporate into the book her first hand experiences, the experiences of her students, yoga philosophy, and western medicine. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of yoga and it's application to a wide variety of depression and anxiety disorders. While it tends to be somewhat repetitive, the text has some very valuable ideas to offer. Each chapter ends with a "Yoga Experience," an exercise usually applying asanas (postures) or pranayama (breath-work). A general overview of some of the different yoga styles and their potential benefits for a person suffering from depression is included, as well as a very nice section of resources.