Yoga and a Mans Specific Health Concerns

Yoga approaches have been developed that address the special needs of men who are suffering from specific physical disabilities. For instance, yoga classes for men with AIDS, yoga for those in wheelchairs, and yoga for other special health concerns are offered by many yoga centers and studios. Check to see if your local yoga center or healthcare facility has a class or program available that suits your particular needs.

In addition, B.K.S. Iyengar developed an entire approach to yoga that draws heavily on the use of props and accessories to help people with specific physical challenges perform yoga postures more easily so that they derive therapeutic benefit from them. For more information on Iyengar Yoga, as well as information on how to find an Iyengar Yoga practitioner near you, see Chapter 4.

Integrative Yoga Therapy trains yoga practitioners to deal with specific physical conditions within the traditional healthcare setting. For more information on Integrative Yoga Therapy, see the entry on its approach to yoga in Chapter 10.

The following book deals with how yoga can address specific health concerns: Larry Payne, et al., Yoga RRx: A Step by Step Program to Promote Health, Wellness, and Healing for Common Ailments (Broadway Books, 2002).

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