Yoga and other types of rehabilitation therapy work very well together as they aim towards common goals. It is an excellent method of self-treatment, allowing individuals to maintain the relaxation and mobility that treatment from the professionals provides them. Yoga helps to provide stress relief and pain relief, while improving breathing, flexibility, circulation, and cardiovascular functioning. People often experience an increase in overall well-being when practicing yoga.
Yin yoga is very different than the more popular types of yang yoga which involve actively engaging the muscular system. Yin yoga aims to challenge the fascia and connective tissue by relaxing the muscular system and holding the poses for 2-5 min. It emphasizes stillness of both the mind and body and involves a great degree of focus to calm the mind. This type of yoga is particularly effective for persistent pain.