Yoga – The union of body, mind and soul; is an invaluable gift of ancient Indian tradition to the world. The ultimate goal of Yoga is self-realisation. In the famous book ‘Patanjali Yoga Sutra’, Maharishi Patanjali stressed on the well-being of mind as a cornerstone of wellness of human beings. Understanding that the mind is the root cause of all ailments, the Wellness Medical Yoga Clinic at Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute focuses on both mental and physical health. The Clinic offers Restorative Medical Yoga Therapy for treating various physical and mental ailments, and aligning the body, mind and soul for attaining holistic health and well-being.


Medical Yoga Therapy is a blend of ‘Modern Science’ and ‘Hatha Yog’. A detailed history of the patient is taken and latest diagnostic techniques like X-rays, Ultrasound, CT Scans, MRI, Blood Tests, etc. are used to investigate and identify the underlying problem. Thereafter, based on the reports a Customised Yoga Therapy Plan is created by combining Advanced Yoga Therapy Techniques and Traditional Yoga comprising of Asanas, Pranayama, Yogic Kriyas and Meditation, to suit individual requirement. The supervised implementation of this customized plan restores one to good health.



What is Asana?

Asana means a steady, pleasant and comfortable posture. Under Medical Yoga Therapy we design the posture which is easy to perform and can be held for a longer period of time to derive complete benefit.


What is Pranayama?

Pranayama means regulation of the breath, which balances our emotional health.


What are Yogic Kriyas?

Yogic Kriyas means cleansing processes to remove toxins from the body. These are performed using specially designed small items like Neti pot, rubber catheter, soft cotton cloth, bowl, water, etc.


What is Meditation?

Meditation means focusing on single point like breath and positive thought for improving concentration and relaxing the mind.


What are Advanced Yoga Therapy Techniques?

Advanced Yoga Therapy Techniques consist of performing Traditional Yoga Asanas using various props like bolsters, pillows, blanket, ropes, belts, Yoga chairs and specially designed wooden Yogic instruments to enable those with medical conditions to perform the asanas properly and derive complete benefit.


The Dos and Don’ts


  • Go to bed early and have a sound sleep

  • Wake up early in the morning, attend to nature’s call, clean your mouth and take a bath prior to Yoga practice

  • Perform Yoga on an empty stomach, keeping a minimum gap of one hour after a liquid diet and 4 hours after a meal

  • Wear comfortable clothes like track pant and t-shirt

  • The Yoga room should be clean and well ventilated

  • Maintain a quiet environment by keeping your mobile on silent mode, switching off the TV, etc.

  • Practice Yoga on a carpet or Yoga mat and avoid practicing it directly on the ground, cement or mortar floor

  • Keep yourself hydrated during the practice by drinking few sips of water

  • Regularly practice Yoga in the morning or evening preferably at the same time

  • During pregnancy practice only particular set of asanas under expert’s guidance

  • Every Yoga session should end with Shavasana

  • Always practice Yoga under an expert’s guidance



  • Do not exhaust yourself while practicing Yoga. Take small breaks during the practice session

  • If you are tired, unwell or running a temperature do not practice Yoga

  • Do not ignore nature’s call during Yoga practice

  • Avoid Yoga practice during menses. Those having a medical condition can continue under expert’s guidance

  • Don’t do strenuous exercises after yoga



  • OPD Consultation: Detailed history of the patient is taken and diagnostic techniques are used to identify the problem

  • Customised Yoga Therapy Plan: A therapy plan is created by combining Advanced Yoga Therapy Techniques and Traditional Yoga comprising of Asanas, Pranayama, Yogic Kriyas and Meditation, keeping in mind individual’s medical condition and physical limitations

  • Supervised Yoga Sessions: Patient is enrolled for regular Supervised Yoga Sessions held either in the morning or evening based on his/her preference

  • Yogic Counselling: Health related queries, mental health issues, etc. of the patient are addressed as and when they arise. If required, mental techniques are taught to overcome these problems.

  • Periodic Health Review: At regular intervals health review is conducted to assess the improvement in medical condition and overall health



Medical Yoga Therapy is beneficial for treating various medical conditions.

  • Yog Chikitsa: This program is designed to treat medical conditions such as Cardiac Problems, Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Thyroid Disorders, Migraine, Vertigo, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylosis, Osteo Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ligament Injury, Acidity, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, etc. and enhance their overall well-being

  • Post-Surgery Rehabilitation Therapy: This program is designed to restore the mobility, flexibility and functioning needs of patients who have undergone knee surgery, spine surgery, bypass surgery, angioplasty, etc.

  • Women’s Health: This program is designed to prevent and control various ailments like Thyroid Disorders, Menstrual Problems, Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), Menopausal Problems, and Pregnancy related issues like Diabetes, Hypertension, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Thyroid, Mood Swings, Depression, Emotional Disturbances, Backache, Weakness, etc. (Antenatal and Post Natal Care) in women

  • Kidzy Kids: This program is designed for children in the age group of 8 to 12 years and conducted during the school vacation. Awareness about Yoga and its benefits is created amongst children for leading a healthy lifestyle. Yoga practice sessions are held to develop their body, mind and soul

  • Body N Mind Tantra: This program is designed to promote the overall health and well-being of healthy individuals

  • Detoxification: This program is designed to clean the internal organs by performing Yogic Kriyas and detoxify the body

  • Rhythmic Yoga: A combination of various yoga asanas in an artistic way is performed on soft instrumental music to feel refreshed, relaxed and restored


Ms. Kranti Mali BA (Psychology), DTRY, DYE, ND, YTTC Consultant Yoga Therapist
Ms. Surabhi Rathod Diploma in Yoga Education, MSc. Yoga Consultant Yoga Therapist