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Complementary Treatments > Home Practice – Yoga/TaiChi

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Yoga is a way of life that incorporates mind, body, and a spiritual approach.  Yoga’s use of stretching, breathing, and meditation has been therapeutic in the treatment of various chronic pain conditions.

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Yoga with Adriene channel *
- Yoga for neck tension *
- Yoga for chronic pain *
- Yoga for tension relief *
- Yoga for self love *
- Yoga for lower back *
- Yoga for upper back *
- Gentle and slow yoga *
- Gentle chair yoga (wheelchair friendly) *
- Yoga for feet *
- Yin yoga (gentle yoga) htt *
Yoga nidra (mindfulness/breathing based yoga, less movement)
- Yoga Nidra for Chronic pain *
- Audio-based guided meditation for chronic pain
Part 1, Daily Sessions 1-6  
- Intro and Breath *
- Cat-Cow *
- Child’s Pose *
- Back Bend *
- Spinal Twist *
- Relaxed Pose *
Part 2, Invigorating Practice Sessions 1-5
- Ocean Breath *
- Bridge Pose *
- Mountain Pose *
- Tree Pose *
- Resting Pose *
Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series
- Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series (Part 1_1) Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series (Part 1_1) - YouTube

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Guided - Audio Meditation Series

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Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an exercise therapy involving slow, continuous, fluid body movements combined with breathing and relaxation techniques. You can learn this gentle Mindfulness Practice to get fit, improve your balance, and decrease chronic pain.

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- Veterans Tai Chi for Pain and Stress
Introduction to Tai Chi
Meet your Veteran Tai Chi Instructors 1:35​ 
Introduction to Tai Chi Breathing and Moves 3:20​ 
Putting the Moves Together 16:30​ 
Move Modifications (seated and advanced) 38:50​ 
Full 24 form Tai Chi 1:11:10​ 
Interviews with your Veteran Instructors 1:15:30​ 
Dedication 1:26:55
- Intro to Tai Chi for Veterans
Links to tools on "Complementary And Integrative Health," for pain manangement, developed for Veterans/Public.
  Yoga/Tai Chi - webpage
  Physical Activity - Physical Therapy & Chair Exercises - webpage
  Acupressure - webpage

Veteran/Public Pain Management - Resource Topics

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Disclaimer: *Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.