Conference to address the integration of yoga within the NHS

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Tickets are said to be selling fast for the Yoga In Healthcare Conference, held from 15 to 17 February 2019. The conference will bring together leaders and pioneers in yoga, healthcare, research and government to express yoga’s value in public health.

One of the speakers at the event is Dr Michael Dixon, a leading figure in healthcare and Chair of the College of Medicine. FHT members will be familiar with Dr Dixon, after his exceptional talk at last year’s FHT Conference, where he discussed social prescription and the benefits of integrating complementary therapies within the NHS.

Speaking on behalf of the College of Medicine, Dr Dixon said, ‘We are delighted to be associated with the yoga conference. Therapeutic yoga should be on the menu of every social prescribing service. It is good for your physical and mental health and boosts your resilience.

‘There is also plenty of evidence suggesting that it can be helpful for those with diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders, as well as being effective for those living with injuries or recovering from illness. Therapeutic yoga combines restorative yoga (supported postures), a combination of breath work and hands on therapy, and guided meditation techniques with the aim of reducing stress on the body and improving wellbeing.’

Find out more about the Yoga in Healthcare Conference

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