- Chapter 1 How Pain Works: Deepening Roots of Pain Science Knowledge
- Chapter 2 Yoga: Roots of Yoga and How it Pertains to Pain
- Chapter 3 And This Too: Shifting Perspectives Through Mindfulness Practices
Case Study: Meeting Phillip
- Chapter 4 Thoughts and Beliefs and Pain
- Chapter 5 Emotions and Pain
- Chapter 6 Physical Aspects and Pain
- Chapter 7 Perception and Pain
- Chapter 8 Exercise and Pain
- Chapter 9 Sleep and Pain
Appendix 1 – Meditation and Pranayama
Appendix 2 – Asana
Glossary of Terms – Scientific Terms and Brain Areas
Glossary of Terms – Yoga
Pain Science – Yoga – Life combines the neuroscience of pain with yoga philosophy and practice for pain care. Rooted in a foundation of evidence-based practice, Pain Science Yoga Life will provide readers with scientific knowledge for the use of yoga as part of care for those in pain. It also provides practical application of this knowledge both on and off the mat through guided practices.
Section one contains three foundational chapters:
- How pain works: Deepening roots of pain science knowledge
- Yoga: Roots of yoga and how it pertains to pain
- And this too: Shifting perspectives through mindfulness practice.
Section two covers key topics such as physical aspects, emotions, sleep, and more, and how these relate to pain.
- Headspace: A review of the pain neuroscience and yoga research
- Out of the head and onto the mat: Translates information from ‘headspace’ into an experiential practice on the yoga mat.
- Off the mat and into life: How to extend knowledge and practice into daily living
Pain Science – Yoga – Life will appeal to healthcare and yoga professionals wanting to deepen their knowledge and skills in the use of yoga for pain. The combination of headspace and practice sections will enable the reader to directly apply the information in the clinic or studio. This book may also appeal to anyone who has an interest in deepening their understanding of pain and using yoga to gain resilience over pain.
Internationally renowned pain experts Lorimer Mosely and David Butler comment on Pain Science – Yoga – Life:
‘As a pain scientist and educator, I regularly sit on the cutting edge with the very people driving scientific revolutions. The very best moments however, are those shared with true champions, striving for better outcomes at the coalface. Marnie and Niamh are two such champions – applying sharp minds and generous hearts to serve, with integrity, intent, kindness and care, those they treat. And here they both are – yoga within the context of contemporary scientific understanding of pain? That sounds pretty good to me.’ - Lorimer Moseley
‘Yoga is at least 5,000 years old. Pain sciences are maybe 40 years. Both areas offer each other enormous resources and wisdom for the benefit of mankind. ‘Pain Science – Yoga – Life’ promotes the numerous practical and novel ways yoga and pain sciences are potentially made for each other.’ - David Butler
Niamh Moloney (PhD, MManipTh, BPhysio, SMISCP) is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Yoga Teacher and Pain Researcher. She practices in the Channel Islands, UK, but also holds an Honorary Fellow position with Macquarie University, Sydney, where she was previously a Senior Lecturer. A passionate advocate of evidence based practice, she has over 50 peer-reviewed publications from her pain-related research. Her increasing appreciation of how yoga philosophy and practices can help address some of the complex aspects of pain and its care has lead her to integrate yoga into her clinical practice and has ultimately inspired the writing of this book. She runs pain education and yoga courses for people with persistent pain, and teaches widely to healthcare professionals.
Marnie Hartman holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Her drive for compassionate, authentic interactions and connection to the good in all humans and the wild, led her to a simple life and challenging practice in the bush community of Haines, Alaska. It was here where she first developed an interest in learning how to care for those in persistent pain. She quickly realized the supportive container yoga held for people engaging in pain care. She has incorporated pain science education and yoga as part of her clinical care and teaching for nearly a decade. Marnie owns and operates a private physical therapy and yoga practice, has been an instructor for International Spine and Pain Institute, and an Education Contributor for Yoga Medicine. You can connect with her via http://bodyiqpt.com or on social media. Facebook: Body IQ Physical Therapy and Yoga and Instagram: @BodyIQ. Although she admits to being a passive user of social media she will respond to engagements.