Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy combines modern medical and physical therapy practices with the ancient techniques of yoga to offer a well-rounded approach to healing and rehabilitation. Widely recognized for its therapeutic value, Yoga Therapy is often practiced in a clinical setting, offering relief to those struggling with injuries and chronic pain.

What to expect

Yoga Therapy is generally practiced in individual or small group settings and guided by a specialist. The practice is tailored to the individual's needs and typically consists of physical movements, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques.

Founder

Yoga Therapy became popularized in the U.S. in the late 1980s, after Dr. Dean Ornish published a groundbreaking study showing how lifestyle changes, including diet, therapeutic yoga and meditation, could reverse heart disease. His program for reversal of heart disease became approved for health insurance coverage, making yoga therapy an accepted medical practice, and opening the way for many subsequent studies on the benefits of therapeutic yoga for other health conditions.

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