Yoga

RehabOne Medical Group -  - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

RehabOne Medical Group

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, & Salinas, CA

If stress, anxiety, chronic pain, or a disability are getting the best of you, yoga may be the solution you’ve searched for. The experienced team of physicians at RehabOne Medical Group in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, often use yoga to assist with pain rehabilitation. Call RehabOne Medical Group to learn more about yoga and other therapies.

Yoga Q & A

What is yoga?

Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines controlled breathing, meditation, and physical poses to help you increase strength and flexibility, improve mobility, and reduce stress and anxiety. At RehabOne Medical Group, the physicians recommend yoga to ease chronic pain, and improve body function.

What are the benefits of yoga?

Just about anybody can benefit from yoga as the health and wellness benefits associated with it are endless. Examples include:

  • Stress relief
  • Better flexibility, mobility, and strength
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Relaxation
  • Improved fitness
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved balance
  • Injury rehabilitation and faster healing
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Improvements in mood
  • Better balance

Doing yoga regularly helps reduce your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

What are the different types of yoga?

Various forms of yoga your provider might encourage you to try include:

Restorative yoga

During restorative yoga, you’ll use blocks, blankets, and other props to experience the benefits of yoga without extra effort. Doing so makes your session relaxing and activates your parasympathetic nervous system.

Hatha yoga

Hatha yoga helps improve posture in addition to increasing strength and flexibility. The poses are basic, a good option for beginners, and help you feel more relaxed.

Is yoga right for me?

The physicians at RehabOne Medical Group often work yoga into a treatment plan for pain relief if you don’t have an underlying medical condition that prevents you from safely completing physical activity. 

Your doctor may recommend dietary changes and other stress- and pain-relieving therapies, such as chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, or physical therapy, in addition to yoga.

Give yoga a try to reap all the health and wellness benefits this functional exercise offers. Call RehabOne Medical Group to schedule an appointment today.