Many people, if not most, think of yoga as being useful for developing flexibility or perhaps for rehab, and know that it has ‘some sort of mindfulness’ aspect. This article sets straight some of the misconceptions about yoga as well as describing the Eight Limbs of yoga, the concepts of which can inform a complete way of ‘being’. Combined with an emphasis on how these ideas are relevant to pain, this article will enable you to encourage your patients to manage their pain holistically – both physically and emotionally – as well as being of benefit in your own life. This article has been extracted from the authors’ book Pain Science – Yoga – Life. Login or register a free account below to access the contents, key points and discussion questions that accompany the article.
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