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The benefits of yoga therapy can be quite significant, depending on your condition and health needs. The power of yoga therapy lies with its ability to affect multiple layers of the human body. For example, while many people understand the physical benefits of traditional yoga postures, yoga therapy practices are designed to work with the nervous system to support the body's natural healing capability. Yoga therapy can also greatly improve resilience to stress, which is often elevated due to pain and illness.


  • Relaxed nervous system

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Improved digestion

  • Improved circulation

  • Supports immune system

  • Helps manage chronic pain


  • Improved strength and stability

  • Improved posture

  • Improved flexibility and ease of movement

  • Better balance and stability

  • Improves joint mobility

  • Supports healing pre- and post-surgery

  • Supports rehabilitation from injury 


  • Improved quality of sleep

  • Creates emotional resilience

  • Reduced rumination and negative thought patterns
  • Improved sense of wholeness and well-being
  • Builds confidence
  • Helps regulate mood

Quality of Life

  • Reduced symptoms of pain

  • Improved quality of relationships

  • Promotes healthy eating habits

  • Promotes independence and healthy aging

  • Decreased risk of falls and injury

  • Prevents injury through correct alignment and improved awareness


A growing body of research confirms the benefits of yoga therapy when used to reduce pain, manage disease symptoms, and reduce overall stress. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga therapists worldwide. For more information on the latest research and how yoga therapy is being utilized in healthcare settings, visit

"The success of Yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships."


 ~TKS Desikachar

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