Yoga can provide profound benefits to an individual's health and well-being. Learn more about how Yoga can be therapeutically applied to help support over 100 health challenges. Search the evidence based benefits and therapeutic applications for more than 350 different Yogic practices (including postures, breath work, meditations & relaxation as well as yogic philosophy).
Yoga can be safely practiced by EVERYONE. Indeed, if you can breathe, you can practice Yoga. Yet, not all practices are safe for every one and some yogic practices are strongly cautioned for specific health concerns. If someone walks into your class with a history of stroke, or a herniated disc, can you keep them safe in their practice? As their teacher, it's your responsibility. Keep them safer - with the knowledge in the palms of your hands.
Search practices in English or Sanskrit, by specific health concerns or drill down by category / focus. Want to see which practices are cautioned for people with anxiety? Or have someone present with high blood pressure? Quickly be reminded which practices are safe (and most importantly, which aren't!). Plus, extend your knowledge with access to some of YogaMate's best professional development webinars on Yoga Therapy.
Everyone deserves access to this wisdom. YogaMate & Yoga Therapeutics Pro hope to shift western misperception that Yoga = asana (physical postures). If you can breathe you can practice Yoga.
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Yoga Mate Pty Ltd provides a digital ecosystem of tools and resources that educate the public, health-care and Yoga professionals on the depth, breadth and therapeutic applications of Yoga. Our suite of products includes YogaMate.org (public and professional education, resources and tools connecting students and teachers); YogaMatePro.com (marketing and professional development resources and services for Yoga professionals); and our newest addition, the Apple and Android app, Yoga Therapeutics Pro; designed to help share the therapeutic application (and cautions) of Yogic practices and keep individuals safe in their practice.
Ann Marie Johnston, MBM, is an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, yoga teacher, and mom/mum of two. She is the founder and visionary behind the YogaMate digital ecosystem: YogaMate.org; YogaMatePro.com; mobile apps, Yoga Therapeutics Pro and Yoga for Better Health and the Global Yoga Therapy Day. After being introduced to a breath-centred Yoga practice in 2008, Ann Marie experienced a profound shift in her overall health and well-being; including a shift out of life long depression. Ann Marie's professional life took a new trajectory, from marketing consulting, to developing a suite of marketing and educational tools and resources that help champion and share the therapeutic benefits of Yoga. Ann Marie continues to provide marketing support to Yoga Professionals through YogaMate Pro.
Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500, is a yoga therapist and the lead author and editor of the data that sits behind our Yogic Practices library. Ann holds a Master of Science in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she has gone on to become an adjunct faculty member. Ann’s book, Science of Yoga (scienceof.yoga) demystifies the benefits of yogic poses and practices. In her private practice, she makes yoga therapy, qigong, and mindfulness meditation accessible with personalized modifications. Her convenient online classes help busy people worldwide relieve pain and manage stress effectively. (AnnSwansonWellness.com) Post our launch, Ann will continue on as a consultant on the Yoga Therapeutics Pro app. She welcomes research-backed suggestions and comments to help continue enhancing the resource.