Yoga for Patients Recovering from COVID-19 Infections

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Hundreds of articles have been written on how to avoid contracting and transmitting COVID-19. Perhaps even more has been written about COVID-19 warning signs, diagnosis, and treatment. Yet we are still trying to understand the after effects of this disease and learning that recovery from COVID-19 may not automatically lead to the resumption of life as it was. But what does that really mean?

In this 45-minute lecture, you will learn:

  • Surprising, cutting-edge research findings about how COVID-19 acts
  • How yoga professionals can help individuals who are recovering from COVID-19
  • The effects you might see in your clients in a organ systems based approach

Your Presenter:
 
Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a deeply knowledgeable and inspiring teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician based in San Diego, CA. Ingrid leads trainings and retreats all over the world, with a special focus on kinesthetic physiology and healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga. Find out more at www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyoga.

About this initiative:

This event is part of a joint effort between GBYU and IAYT, offered at no charge as a service to the global patient community. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all sailing uncharted waters. Research and scientific knowledge about the illness are in their infancy, and an array of sometimes-devastating symptoms is challenging healthcare systems worldwide. Patients, too, are navigating unknown territory, often with limited support. As more people recover from the virus, more are experiencing long-term effects now known collectively as Long COVID or COVID Long Hauler Syndrome. Effective treatment pathways to help patients manage these life-altering symptoms have yet to be identified.  

But there are practical steps we can take right now to increase our well-being and ability to cope, regardless of the form symptoms might take. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Give Back Yoga University (GBYU) have joined together to offer meaningful patient support informed by the best available evidence. Our Well-Being After COVID initiative also offers education for yoga professionals bringing this work to their communities. 

A Note on Seva (Service):
 
Many of our faculty donate their time and receive no compensation from course fees. The funds we raise through this platform go to support Give Back Yoga Foundation and its key initiatives: mat donations, small grants, and not-for-profit yoga programs for people facing addiction, eating disorders, cancer, incarceration, and PTSD. Learn more about our work here