YIHA2019 brings together key opinion leaders and pioneers in yoga, health care, yoga research, health policy, and government to address how we help transform the NHS through the integration of yoga.
The practice of yoga has always been devoted to the joint cultivation of mental and physical health. Thousands of years of practice and a strong emerging body of evidence all indicate that people who practice yoga are healthier, happier, and better able to manage pre-existing health conditions. At a time when we are faced with unprecedented levels of preventable lifestyle diseases, and tragic levels of health inequality, the NHS and health care systems around the world are searching for low-cost ways to empower people towards better self care. Increasingly, they are looking towards yoga.
In the UK, The NICE guidelines already recommend yoga for lower back pain, the multi-million pound Staff Wellbeing Scheme includes yoga, and yoga is now offered through social prescribing. We are at the vanguard and at YIHA2019 we will map how yoga can become an integral part of the NHS.
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