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Yoga and The Mind/Body Connection

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Able New York | Comments Off on Yoga and The Mind/Body Connection

Over the past 3 decades, yoga has swept the nation with a health care reform of its own. Yoga has become a multibillion dollar industry, encompassing the weight loss industry, clothing industy, mats and accessories and complete yoga retreats at international luxury destinations. So how does a fitness trend so ingrained in popular culture and commerce have anything to do with social work? Organizations like Yoga Research and Education Center, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists have contributed considerable evidence showing benefits to people with physical disabilties, mood disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness. Unfortinately, these groups...

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