Yoga can offer a wide range of benefits when paired with a healthy lifestyle. A regular yoga practice can offer increased flexibility, increased muscle strength and tone, improved energy, a balanced metabolism, improved cardio and circulatory health, and improved athletic performance.
Yoga in Therapy...
It is becoming more and more common to find Eastern and Western medicine combined into single occupational or physical therapy treatment plans. As therapists you can expand your critical thinking skills by adding yoga, a treatment philosophy that draws on all of our knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and psychology to maximize client function. For many people, yoga is already an integral part of their daily lives. As a therapist, yoga can draw on your knowledge of anatomy and physiology and use techniques to enhance your treatment plans for clients with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and neurological disorders, spinal cord injury, cancer and many orthopedic disorders. You can learn a new way of using props and equipment to assist your clients and enhance your clients’ therapeutic outcomes. Yoga challenges healthcare professionals to find new ways to educate clients about their bodies and provide treatment.
Enhancing your yoga can be difficult when you're a healthcare traveler. Where are you supposed to practice? How do you find the time?
Learn more about how you can take your yoga practice with you in our graphic below: