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The mission of Yoga Medicine® is to bridge the gap between yoga teachers and healthcare providers because we believe that yoga can be a powerful adjunct to one’s wellbeing and preventative care. This page is a resource for medical providers to find online courses connected to your industry, online classes for self-care, articles on relatable topics, and how to find a Yoga Medicine® teacher to collaborate with you or your patients.

Online Classes

Healthy Spine Proprioception

Foundations: Healthy Spine Proprioception

Tiffany Cruikshank
New research suggests that lower back issues aren’t just about regulating the mechanical issues, but another important factor is our proprioceptive (awareness of where your body is in space) awareness of our spine to help support healthy communication in this area.

Opening to Self-Care (Restorative)

Opening to Self-Care (Restorative)


Tiffany Cruikshank
Enjoy this 20-minute restorative practice that focuses on self-care through relaxing chest opening poses. Watch as you slow your nervous system into rest and digest, as you are encouraged to take movement intentionally and slowly.

Lymphatic Recharge

Lymphatic Recharge


Tiffany Cruikshank
The lymphatics are a critical component of a healthy immune system. This strategically sequenced, purposeful practice uses a variety of science & traditional practices and is used as an immune booster, as well as a great class to assist detoxification and fluid metabolism.

Articles

Spotlight

By Dr. Doreen Wiggins for Yoga Medicine®. Currently, studies are being conducted looking at this exact question. Preliminary research has been supportive, and universities such as John Hopkins are supporting diaphragmatic breathing to help with recovery from Covid. [1] This article will explore the ancient wisdom and practice of pranayama, the basic tenet of yoga, and may serve to explain our first line of defense for the prevention, and aid in recovery from SARS-CoV-2. What have we learned about the SARS-CoV-2 virus? How could yoga breath work help? Viruses use receptors located on the cell surface to enter the body. The SARS-CoV 2 has a spike glycoprotein that binds to cells through the ACE 2 receptor, thus mediating entry of the virus into the cell. ACE 2 is a significant component of the Renin Angiotensin-Aldosterone System (RAS). ACE 2 modulates a protein called angiotensin II, an informational substance, with widespread

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