Yoga and the Social Worker — Mantra Meets Mental Health
By Jennifer Sisk, MA
Social Work Today
Vol. 7 No. 2 P. 30
Social workers find integrating this ancient mind-body method with social work practice is good karma.
Once only available in a few locations and accessible to devoted students of experienced yogis, yoga has entered the mainstream American lifestyle, and yoga instruction is offered in large health clubs and studios, on college campuses and DVDs for practice at home, and even online. Social workers too have joined the yoga movement, taking yoga classes themselves or encouraging clients to enjoy yoga’s benefits. Yoga is now recognized by the healthcare community as an alternative therapy for various medical conditions, especially anxiety, depression, and mood disorders. …Read more