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what is Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy is based on the knowledge of the human conditions through the principles of yoga, along with through the bio-psychosocial-medical sciences.

Moreover, the therapeutic relationship and the individual holistic assessment (also for group yoga classes) are also at the root of yoga therapy.

Here, some important aspects of yoga therapy: 

Services that a qualified health professional is competent to perform with the terms of their professional license;

Non-communicable disease – a disease that is not transmissible directly from one person to another. For instance, Parkinson’s disease, autoimmune diseases, strokes, heart diseases, cancers, diabetes, …

Meaning patient centered, science-based and team delivered.
It includes all proven approches: conventional medicine, complementary & alternative medicine and lifestyle/self-care.

why yoga in healthcare

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  • Reduces the risk factors for chronic diseases

  • Model for preventative lifestyle medicine

  • Improves the management of the disease
  • May reduce the dosage/frequency of medicines

  • Patient-centred communication and care
  • Longer and deeper listening of the patient

  • Promotes of self-care, empowerment and resilience

  • Life-style changes

  • May reduce of the costs of medical care

  • Promotes of self-care, empowerment and resilience

  • Yoga for health-staff (absenteism and sickness)