MOVEClinical Movement

Yoga related movement is beneficial for the health in ways that modern science is just beginning to understand. Even though it has been applied with therapeutic intention for thousand of years, Yoga Therapy is only just now emerging as a discipline in itself. More health care practitioners are starting to include yogic techniques in their approach to healing — and more yoga teachers give a therapeutic intention to their teaching. People who have never tried yoga before are starting to consider including Yoga in their treatment plan.

Here is a brief sample of the 54 Health Conditions as shown in scientific studies to be benefited by Yoga: Compiled by Timothy McCall, MD (Updated January 2011)


  • Alcoholism and Other Drug Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Problems
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (e.g. Emphysema)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Depression
  • Diabetes Drug Withdrawal
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis (DegenerativeArthritis)
  • Pain (Chronic)
  • Pleural Effusion (Fluid Collection in the Lining of the Lung)
  • Post Heart Attack Rehabilitation
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Post-Operative Recovery
  • Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy (both normal and complicated)