It is based on the knowledge of the human conditions through the principles of yoga,
along with the bio-psychosocial-medical sciences.
Moreover, the therapeutic relationship and the individual holistic assessment (also for group yoga classes)
are at the root of it.
Here, some important aspects of this approach:
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 therapy in healthcare
- Decreases the risk factors for chronic diseases
- Model for preventative lifestyle medicine
- May reduce the costs of medical care
- Promotes of self-care, empowerment and resilience
- Yoga for health-staff (absenteeism and sickness)
- Patient-centred communication and care
- Longer and deeper listening of the patient
- Improves the management of the disease
- May decrease the dosage/frequency of medicines
- Encourages self-care, empowerment and resilience