What is Yoga Therapy

The number of people doing yoga, specifically for therapeutic reasons, is rising. More and more doctors and healthcare practitioners are recommending yoga to complement usual medical care. The rise of the popularity of yoga in America, for example, is clear.
A large survey just released in January 2016 shows that the number of yoga practitioners in America alone is now 36.7 million, up from 20.4 in 2012. This is a huge number and a dramatic increase. Also, scientific research is beginning to support yoga for various health conditions.
More and more reviews and meta-analyses (the gold standard of research) show promising results of yoga for trauma, depression, cancer, and conditions like low back pain and arthritis. It is becoming known that yoga seems to work therapeutically for a lot of people!

Also, check out my quick (2.5 min) elevator speech on yoga therapy below.


Ann Swanson

My journey started after art school with a trip around the world--studying Yoga and Massage in the Himalayas of India and Tai Chi in China. I then returned to the states to study the science of the human body, tutoring college anatomy. Ultimately, I combined my passions by earning a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy. My mission is to make mind/body practices more accessible for people who need extra attention. I specialize in: adapting mind/body practices for accessibility arthritis & chronic pain the mind: cognition, focus & happiness balance & fall prevention

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