Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience – it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us.
-Cheri Clampett Therapeutic Yoga
The word yoga may conjure images of bodies twisting into pretzels. But yoga is a deeply meditative practice that has become a part of mainstream fitness. In recent years it has also started to play an active role in treatment plans for stroke victims, chronic illness patients, veterans, trauma victims, PSTD patients and patients suffering from stress.
Therapeutic yoga has many benefits:
- Promote a greater sense of well-being
- Decrease medical costs
- Improves health and fitness
- Assists in reducing recovery time
- Fewer visits to the doctor
Yoga provides outer vitality to promote inner strength. Many hospitals use yoga as a part of an Integrative Health regime.
Therapeutic yoga sessions can be incorporated as a part of a treatment plan. More often doctors are prescribing yoga as a part of the recovery process. A November 2013 article discusses that doctors want patients to manage stress but think that health coaches and/or teachers may be better equipped.
Hospitals across the country are adding yoga classes as a part of Integrative Medicine. Beth Israel has a program that offers yoga to patients dealing with cancer. St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago, IL offers Hatha yoga classes throughout the week. And the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institutes offers yoga, acupuncture and massage as a part of their Integrative Medicine program.
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