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There is growing evidence that the practice of Yoga can help in the healing of a wide variety of health problems. The practice of Yoga probably started in the 5th and 6th centuries BC.  Today there are many different forms of Yoga that emphasize different aspects of the original forms of Yoga.  Some of the more modern styles of Yoga that have been developed have a strong fitness aspect and others have a deeper meditation element. Different forms are helpful for different health issues.  Some are challenging due to the physical nature of the type of yoga and the length of time required to hold the pose. Others are less challenging physically and are suitable for beginners.

Suitable for beginners and when recovering from illness:

Ananda, Hatha, Iyengar, Restorative Yoga, Svaroopa, Viniyoga.

Moderate Yoga:

Integral Yoga, ISHTA, Kali Ray TriYoga, Kripalu, Kundalini, Sivananda Yoga, Yin yoga.


Anusara, Ashtanga, Bikram, Jivamukti, Power Yoga, Vinyasa.

Patient QI view

Yoga is a wonderful addition to anyone’s lifestyle, whether that person is ill, healthy, or recovering from an illness.  It is important to participate in a type of Yoga that suits your personal needs and not to push yourself too hard too quickly when recovering from illness.

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Rules Regulations and Associations

The main international umbrella organisation for Yoga therapists is the  International Association of Yoga Therapists

There no clear standardized legal regulations for the teaching or practice of Yoga but most practitioners and teachers are part of a therapists' association.


UK British Council for Yoga Therapy

Armenia Yoga Federation of Armenia
Belgium Yoga Academie TULA

France Yoga Association of France
Germany International Yoga Integral School of Germany

Greece Yoga Arts Centre Association of Greece

Holland Karuna Centre of Intergral Yoga Holland

Ireland Yoga Federation of Ireland

Italy Yoga Integral Centre of Italy

Portugal Integral Yoga Association of Portugal

Russia Yoga Federation of Russia

Spain Yoga Mostoles, Centro de Yoga Om Ganesha

Switzerland Savitri Yoga Centre

Turkey Yogahan, Yoga Centre of Ferhan Yuksel


China Beijing Yoga Centre
India Yoga Federation of India
Japan Japan Yoga Fitness Association
Thailand Kryoga Thailand
Singapore Tatya Yoga


American Yoga Federation of USA

Canadian Yoga Alliance


Argentina Yoga Federation of Argentina

Brazil Sociedade Brasileira de Yoga Integral



Australian Association of Yoga Therapists
Yoga Alliance International of Australia and New Zealand


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