MORE ABOUT THE SURVEY
This 10-minute online survey aims to explore healthcare practitioners’ attitudes toward yoga for health including willingness to recommend yoga to patients. The findings will contribute to discussions about the role of yoga in healthcare.
We invite all qualified and licensed healthcare professionals treating patients in the UK to please participate. This includes general practitioners, specialist doctors, nurses, psychologists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, dietitians, nutritional therapists, and more. No knowledge or experience of yoga is required and all views are welcome!
A summary of the survey findings will be available here on completion of the study
YOGA PRACTICE IN THE UK
A cross-sectional survey of motivation, health benefits and behaviours
Conclusions: Yoga was perceived to have a positive impact on physical and mental health conditions and was linked to positive health behaviours. Further investigation of yoga’s role in self-care could inform health-related challenges faced by many countries.
YOGA IN HEALTHCARE ALLIANCE
A UK-registered charity dedicated to integrating the benefits of yoga into healthcare.
YIHA works with the NHS and other health professionals to support patients and help them make lifestyle changes. YIHA was commissioned by the NHS to create the 10-week Yoga4Health social prescribing programme, which is delivered by over 225 Yoga4Health teachers in the UK and abroad.
EXPERIENCES OF YOGA
A qualitative study of service users’ experiences of yoga on social prescription
Yoga4Health was a highly acceptable intervention to services users, which brought a range of biopsychosocial improvements, suggesting yoga is an appropriate intervention to offer on social prescription.