Gunnar Egeberg

Yoga as Therapy

The norwegian book ”YOGA as THERAPY” is written by Maja Thune and Gunnar Egeberg, published april 2016. It is offered mainly to the general public for applying yoga to ameliorate common psychological problems and stress, but hopefully also to inspire healthcare workers to integrate yoga in treatment programs. It is illustrated with beautiful inspirational pictures and series of yoga poses by Målfrid Sand. Gunnar will present a short overview of the scope of the book and show examples of the methods described.

A second part of the lecture will present some steps in the development of the human, both as species and individual life span, that may be crucial in the practice of yoga, particularly to avoid physical harm and to respect natural and inborn principles, for promoting long term health and quality of life.