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Yoga is no longer just for healthy people. Over the last 40 years, it has been used for every disease from Aids and Cancer to Osteoarthritis. Below are links to articles, videos and Yoga Therapist.
Larry and Richard got reflective, and one day in 1989, Larry called to tell me they were forming the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Would I like to be a charter member? Absolutely. Now our tribe had a name and a home. Were we a field yet? Probably, or at least getting close.
We started training other Yoga teachers to do whatever it is we did, and we began to expand what we offered. My work with the immune system and HIV disease led to courses on the practice of Yoga for people with cancer, for chronic pain, for grief recovery, for support during major life change. This led to work with people with depression, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes, and metabolic conditions. By 2004, we knew we had to offer training not in specialty conditions, but in —dare I say it—the field of Yoga therapy. We need to train Yoga therapists, not just Yoga teachers who can teach to specialty populations." MORE ON THE EVOLUTION OF YOGA THERAPY
YOGA FOR CANCER
YOGA FOR HEART DISEASE
Super Brain Yoga
Do you want Yoga Therapy or just exercise?
Yoga as medicine
From cardiovascular disease to carpal tunnel syndrome,yoga uses flexibility of the mind, body, spirit to awaken the inner healer.
Yoga began to address healing specific ailments nearly a century ago with the work of yoga pioneer T. Krishnamacharya.
He did this through two main avenues:1) the prescription of certain yoga asanas or poses, and 2) a close partnership with Ayurveda medicine, the traditional health care system of India.
Yoga as Alternative Therapy
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