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RSI Yoga

Our approach

We strongly recommend yoga as a beneficial fitness and relaxation technique, especially for people in sedentary jobs.

However, some precautions should be observed in the use of yoga as a treatment modality for Musculoskeletal Disorders:

  1. We do not recommend aggressive stretching in the acute stage of RSI, in the presence of active Myofascial Trigger Points or nerve entrapment. We only recommend relaxation techniques and breathing exercises initially and introduce other aspects of yoga at an appropriate stage in the rehabilitation.
  2. It is necessary to individualise the asanas in people with complex musculoskeletal disorders and group sessions may sometimes be dangerous.
  3. Several asanas need to be modified or avoided in RSI. This is possible only if the yoga therapist works in a multi-disciplinary medical team in a holistic environment.

We have seen numerous clients suffer severe flare-ups of RSI on starting Yoga prematurely or in a mixed group situation, even in reputed Yoga Institutes. We do not subscribe to the popular and simplistic view that practising Pranayama alone can cure all Musculoskeletal ailments.



RSI Yoga Courses at Bangalore

Prerequisite for entry: You must be an existing client of RECOUP and require an assessment and referral by Dr. Sharan within 30 days prior to starting the course. This referral is not necessary if you have no symptoms and wish to join Yoga for overall fitness.

Procedure for joining the course:

  1. Email me your contact details mentioning the preferred date of joining and location. I will send a report about your medical condition to the Yoga teacher.
  2. Make the payment by cash or cheque addressed to "RECOUP." Please hand over the payment to RECOUP'S Reception.
  3. Turn up at the venue and start the course after showing the payment receipt to the teacher.

How does this course differ from other Yoga Lessons?

  1. It is focused on recovery from RSI and other musculoskeletal disorders, and is delivered by a Physician (MBBS doctor) who understands the medical aspects of RSI.
  2. It provides an opportunity for experiential learning because all the participants have similar types of disorders and are at similar stages of recovery.


Location Teacher(s)
RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, Bangalore (all locations) Dr. Satish VR

Contact us for any clarification and to book your place. Places are limited and will rapidly fill on a first-come-first-serve basis.



Services offered:

  1. Preventive Yoga sessions for Corporates: 3 classes of 45 minutes each per week.
  2. Therapeutic Yoga sessions, in conjunction with other treatment modalities.
  3. An Online Yoga course for RSI/MSD is under preparation and should be available soon.



Useful Links

Our Treatment Approach

Alexander Technique in Bangalore

Training Programmes in Ergonomics/RSI Prevention

My RSI/MSD Articles in the World's Largest English Newspaper

Press Coverage of our work in RSI

Training Opportunities in RSI/MSD for Physicians/Therapists