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Yoga Therapy as a
Creative Response to Pain

By Dr. Matthew J. Taylor

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Have you noticed that despite more technology and more information than ever before that the pain epidemic continues to grow even bigger?

Yoga Therapy as a Creative Response to Pain is a guide for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, and healthcare professionals to create an evolving program of care for those they support who are living with chronic pain. In this book, you’ll learn:

  • Why yoga and yoga therapy aren’t what you think they are
  • A new understanding of pain from modern and ancient wisdom teachings
  • How to weave yoga, wisdom, pain and suffering together creatively
  • Tangible practices to ease suffering in yourself and your students
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The full book is available for purchase on the publisher’s website.

Get 20% off when using the coupon code pain01. That’s the number zero in the code, not the letter ‘O.’

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About the Author

Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT is past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is a physical therapist and yoga therapist who has 37 years of experience guiding patients, professionals and himself through pain. Learn more.

What People Have Said About Yoga Therapy as a Creative Response to Pain

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Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, DPT, PT, MAppSc, C-IAYT, Loyola Marymount University Yoga Studies Faculty

Integrating pain science, yoga and creativity, Taylor masterfully introduces a new paradigm for patient care. A must read for all health care professionals seeking a novel and effective approach for the treatment of chronic pain.

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Joseph Le Page, M.A., Founder of Integrative Yoga Therapy -

This book offers a unique blend of ancient wisdom, modern science and common sense together with an invitation to personal transformation and practical tools to make it happen. This is the essential guide to using Yoga as a support for pain management.


Larry Payne Ph.D., C-IAYT
Co-Author Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine
Founding President International Association of Yoga Therapists

In his new book, Dr. Matthew Taylor personifies the concept of Acharya. One who has mastered a concept and then leads by example. Highly recommended for integrative health practitioners, students and anyone in pain.

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Leigh Blashki, C-IAYT, past-President Yoga Australia, IAYT Council of Advisors

Matthew Taylor has masterfully woven together the science of pain, physiology and authentic, contemporary yoga therapy. Through the crucible of his personal experience with chronic pain and informed by his work as a physical therapist and yoga therapist, Matthew provides insight into the efficacy of a well-planned therapeutic yoga intervention, while asking readers to use discrimination in what they may have previously believed about pain, yoga and effective living. Matthew’s writing style is delightfully entertaining, making its important content easy to assimilate.