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Yoga Therapy

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

PREVENTION

  • Decreases the risk factors for chronic diseases
  • Model for preventative lifestyle medicine

COST SAVING

  • May reduce the costs of medical care
  • Promotes of self-care, empowerment and resilience
  • Yoga for health-staff (absenteeism and sickness)

therapeutic approach

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

treatment

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

patient

  • Encourages self-care, empowerment and resilience