Integrative Yoga


Hima Dalal, OTR/L

Yoga - a 3,000 year-old tradition - as described by Maharishi Patanjali from India in his Yog Sutra is now part of conventional Physical and Occupational Therapy.  Yoga is accepted in the healthcare approach to Integrative & Holistic Medicine according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. 21 million U.S. adults participate in some form of yoga.

Yoga incorporates meditations, breathing exercises, and self-reflection along with body alignment work and balance.  It poses to enhance and promote physical, mental and spiritual health.

Research shows that yoga therapeutic exercises combined with traditional OT and PT treatment provides the ability to aid with multiple medical issues such as: treating multiple muscles at one time; has the potential for speeding up recovery; improving muscle flexibility; strength and endurance; improving neuromuscular re-education; and releases emotional trauma (or muscle memory) to facilitate core strength.  With yoga postural alignment, one may have good energy flow in the muscles, and cells of the body, to enjoy ultimate good health and wellness.

According to a person’s diagnosis, pain, injury or illness, yoga exercises are modified by the Yoga, Occupational and/or Physical Therapist for living life to the fullest - to work, play and perform activities of daily living.

Hima Dalal started learning yoga at the young age of 6 years old and over the course of her 37 years of practicing integrative occupational therapy practice uses modified yoga poses in rehab.  She has also created therapeutic Yoga protocols which she teaches to Health Care Practitioners.

  • Acupressure Yoga

  • Myofascial Release Yoga

  • Sports Specific Yoga

  • Pelvic Floor Opening Yoga

  • Spinal Strength Yoga

  • Yoga for Balance

  • Yoga for Children to Improve Attention Span - which also helps with memory improvement

  • Yoga for Relaxation - which helps with anxiety, depression and PTSD

  • Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga

  • Yoga for Energy Flow Increase

How It Works

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