Iyengar yoga is an alignment and safety-based yoga practice that helps people with a variety of physical conditions.
Iyengar yoga helps with conditions physical therapists see every day, such as Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis, arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain and spinal cord injury. Iyengar yoga has also been shown to help with side effects of reduced physical health such as depression and hypertension. Click here for a list of studies.
Studies have been done on the effectiveness of using Iyengar yoga to manage or treat a number of health conditions, including:
- Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Anxiety / Depression and Stress
- Back Pain
- Breast Cancer
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- General Health and Well-Being
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neck Pain
- Ovarian Cancer
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Injury
You can find links to these studies at: https://iynaus.org/research/research.
If you have questions about whether Iyengar yoga is right for you or your patients, call or text me at 703-297-2224 to discuss how I structure classes and work with students.
Drop in for a class to experience Iyengar yoga for yourself.