Exploring the benefits of yoga on social prescription, this book details the 10-week Yoga4Health social prescribing programme developed by the Yoga In Healthcare Alliance. This evidence-based prevention programme targets NHS patients at risk of becoming chronically ill and supports them to bring about lifestyle change through a daily yoga practice. The programme is for patients who are socially isolated, at risk of cardio-vascular disease or Type 2 diabetes, and those with stress or mild-moderate anxiety/depression.
The authors present the theory and background to the Yoga4Health Yoga on Prescription programme, providing the reader with a detailed posture-by-posture guide to teaching the protocol on a yoga mat, on the floor or in a chair. Inspiring lifestyle changes that will positively affect long- and short-term health, Yoga on Prescription is the perfect companion to anyone wanting to teach the yoga for health and wellbeing.