In the last decade yoga has become a part of clinics and hospitals to help manage a variety of chronic diseases and disorders, both physical and mental. Yoga is now the foundation for several stress reduction programs around the country.
¢ Yoga has made inroads into mainstream medicine and is being used in a variety of health care institutions.
¢ Yoga is restorative and helps individuals manage both chronic and life-threatening illnesses.
¢ The benefits of yoga are well documented in some circles of cardiology.
¢ Yoga and meditation are an integral part of a number of chronic pain clinics around the country.
¢ Nearly 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain, and some of them practice yoga for relief.
¢ Repetitive movements put you at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome; some yoga exercises help to tackle this condition.
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