Covid-19: A Suggested Recovery Programme
18th August 2020
The IY(UK) Therapy Committee has created a video and compiled a booklet with a suggested yoga programme to support recovery from Covid-19.
Covid-19 is a highly infectious disease caused by the coronavirus. Most people infected will experience a mild to moderate respiratory illness, whilst others will show no symptoms at all. However for some the effects are severe and longer lasting.
Our aim in this yoga programme is to play some role in aiding the process of recovery. By only requiring the use of mostly basic props and furniture, we have tried to make the poses as accessible as possible for everyone.
The programme was compiled thanks to advice and guidance from Abhijata Iyengar, Lois Steinberg, Gulnaaz Dashti, Stephanie Quirk, the IY(UK) Therapy Committee, IY(UK) teachers who have experienced the virus themselves, and decades of work by BKS Iyengar and Dr Geeta S. Iyengar in medical classes at RIMYI in Pune.
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Watch the video
This video was first created for and screened at Uday Bhosale’s ‘Yogis for NHS’ fundraiser for NHS Charities Together.
Disclaimer: If you engage in this class, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risk of injury to yourself.
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The Iyengar Yoga (UK) Therapy Committee have given their time freely in the making of the video and booklet, and will continue to do so going forward.
The booklet designer Adrienne Bagnall also offered her time and expertise for free.
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