ABOUT Yoga in Healthcare - YIH
YIH is a non-profit organization
We are a NPO established in Brussels in 2018. Our mission is to promote the science of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in the healthcare setting. Read more to know what Yoga in Healthcare (YIH) is about.
- Our focus -
Yoga IN healthcare to foster self-care
Non-communicable diseases are responsible for 70% of deaths worldwide. They are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe1. This epidemic is mainly related to life-style habits. Therefore, we believe that the healthcare systems should reinforce patients’ self-care and healing capacity. In other words, we think they would profit from embedded complementary therapeutic approaches, such as Yoga. In fact, we are certainly convinced that Yoga is a particularly relevant practice and here is why.
1 Source : WHO
About the benefits of Yoga on health
a mind and body practice
Yoga is a mind-body practice based on physical postures, breathing exercises, deep relaxation and meditation. Together these techniques promote well-being by reducing the negative effects of physical and mental stress. Yoga increases individual awareness and consciousness, hence empowering people to establish more positive attitudes and lifestyles
Additional research is needed to demonstrate the efficacy of Yoga as a complementary preventive and curative treatment. Nonetheless, evidence already shows that a regular Yoga practice: