• PhysioYoga Therapy is a type of rehabilitation therapy that combines two professions: (1) Physiotherapy (synonymous with ‘Physical Therapy’) and (2) Yoga Therapy.
  • Yoga, as rehabilitation therapy and a way of maintaining and promoting wellness, its excellent example of the mind-body connection.
  • We use the concept of Patanjali’s yoga Darshan by Patanjali Maharshi and the techniques from various Hatha yoga texts (Hathapradeepika, Gheranda Samhita, Goraksha Samhita etc.).
  • By WHO (World Health Organization) definition of health “Health is the state of well- being- physical, mental and social; it is not a mere absence of disease or complaints”.

Raja yoga of Ashtanga yoga gives the mental and spiritual upliftment. Physiotherapy provides physical fitness. So the union of yoga and physio provides complete health and wellness.

Yoga is the path. Physiotherapy is the mean…

DEFINITION:- Physio-yoga is the emerging preventive and rehabilitation health care therapy that combines both evidence-based physiotherapy and ancient yoga philosophies resulting in more holistic approach to your treatment experience.

  • The importance of relaxation in yoga in daily life
  • As a supplement to physiotherapy
  • In respiratory therapy
  • For back and joint pain
  • Psychosomatic effects
  • Vitality and health into old age
  • In rehabilitation and the prevention of illness like
    • For the improvement of respiratory function-
    • Cardiovascular disease-
    • Rheumatic complaints-


  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Iyengar Yoga
  • Bikram Yoga
  • Jivamukti Yoga
  • Power Yoga
  • Sivananda Yoga
  • Yin Yoga

Some of the common conditions addressed are: It is “PhysioYoga for the person, not the diagnosis”.

Physiotherapy has its origin in yoga.
The basic postures of body knows as fundamental or starting positions for initiating therapeutic exercises are same as starting postures or asanas in yoga.

The Physio-Yoga practice leading to positive health influences in terms of cardio-pulmonary, orthopaedic and neurological functions.

Ms. Harshika Gupta, BPT – IV Year, Department of Physiotherapy, Career Point University, Kota

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