MediYoga has been developed in Sweden since the late 90s. Through research and clinical evaluation a quality-assured yoga form for Swedish health and medical care has been created.
Göran Boll, who founded MediYoga Institute, saw that there was a potential with the base in kundalini yoga, a very old, original yoga from northern India and Tibet, to develop a therapeutic yoga form for Swedish health care. In 1997, the first medical scientific study on yoga in Sweden was initiated at the Karolinska Institutet.
It is a soft, engaging form of yoga. The exercises are performed slowly and controlled with a lot of focus on breathing and relaxation. You can sit on your yoga mat on the floor or do the exercises on a chair.
The core of MediYoga is to create increased balance physically,
mentally and emotionally. The yoga works both preventive and for rehabilitation. There are several studies that show that yoga
practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, asthma problems, stress, heart, back or sleep problems. Everyone who is certified within MediYoga has a basic medical knowledge.
MediYoga has grown in Sweden, it is used in about 250 hospitals and health centers and there are over 2,500 trained MediYoga
MediYoga education and research is also available in Norway,
Denmark, Finland, the UK and the United States.