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Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2004 Nov;15(4):783-98, vi.

Yoga: a therapeutic approach.

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  • 1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (117), Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System, 150 Muir Road, Martinez, CA 94553, USA.


Yoga, practiced widely in the East, is now popular in the West as part of a healthy lifestyle. This article brings a medical perspective to the practice of yoga. Selected yoga postures that are believed to benefit certain medical conditions are highlighted. In addition, the philosophy, general guidelines, and medical benefits of yoga practice are described.

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