Yoga for Rehab
When you have been injured for a long time, it can be really difficult to get your body back into shape for exercise. It is not easy to go for a run; sometimes you can’t even move a step without pain or discomfort.
So what can you do?
Even if it is just five minutes of exercise a few times per week, the goal is to start somewhere; to start moving your body very gently and establishing a range of movement.
Yoga classes are extremely beneficial for anyone looking for rehabilitation or remedial exercise as a result of injury, surgery or medical condition. Yoga helps to build strength in weak or injured muscles and it is low impact exercise- proven to develop smaller muscle groups that work to support joints and bone structures in the body.
Remedial and rehabilitation Yoga involve physical postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and meditation to help restore the body and promote natural healing.
Yoga can help you to recover from many injuries and medical conditions such as ankle injuries, back injuries, fibromyalgia, hip injuries, knee injuries, hamstring injuries, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, neck injuries, repetitive strain injuries, shoulder injuries and tendonitis, sciatica, and scoliosis.
Remedial Yoga can be practiced in conjunction with medical treatment as long as you have consulted your medical practitioner before starting a class.