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What is Yoga Therapy?

 

Yoga Therapy was greatly influenced immensely by Guruji BKS Iyengar. A picture from RIMYI, Pune.  from Photography: Coni Hörler

BY MEREL MARTENS

Since yoga is becoming more and more mainstream, yoga therapy is rising in popularity too. I have studied medicine myself and have been practicing, studying and working with yoga for many years now. It is beautiful to observe that yoga therapy is not only being embraced by so-called ‘alternative people’ and ‘yoga lovers’, but by medical professionals alike! For example, in the yoga therapy programs that my school offers we have students working as physiotherapists, as well as students who have never opened a medical textbook in their lives. (more…)

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