Because the practice of medicine and healing extends far beyond what is conventional/western medicine. Many practices that have been used for centuries across the world have been found to be more effective and less harmful that some of the western therapies. Today more and more medical practice models are including alternative/complementary therapies to help manage and prevent diseases through stress reduction, improving movement and the sense of well-being.
The word yoga means “to yoke” or “concentrate”. It is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which promotes physical and mental well-being. It can incorporate breathing techniques and meditation. It helps to improve general wellness, by relieving stress, supporting good health habits, improving mental/emotional health, sleep and balance.
This is a graceful form of exercise that helps to reduce stress and a variety of other health conditions. It is described as meditation in motion. Tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements. It is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels, especially for older adults who otherwise may not exercise. It is great for stress management.