Yoga Therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with specific health concerns or challenges, which could be physical, emotional or physiological. Unlike a typical yoga class, yoga therapeutics is typically conducted on a one-on-one setting as the practice is specially designed to meet the needs or goals of the student.
Yoga in general can help reduce stress, cultivate a peaceful state of mind, and help you create an overall sense of well–being. Yoga therapy classes are healing and gentle, with the aim to restore balance in the body and mind. A typical therapeutics session may include breathing exercises (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), meditation to improve mental and physical health.
Our body is all interconnected. Our state of mind affects the parasympathetic system which affects the tension in our body. Most of the times, emotional tension is one of the factors that contribute to any physical ailments we may have.
Because of its holistic approach towards mind and body, more western doctors are prescribing yoga therapy as an alternative form of natural treatment to complement traditional medicine or physiotherapy.
Many people use yoga therapy to manage:
- mental and emotional problems, such as stress, anxiety, or depression
- conditions and disorders, such as ongoing lower back pain
- chronic or long-term pain
- overall health and well-being
Some specific conditions that yoga therapy has been known to help include Anxiety/Depression, Arthritis, Frozen Shoulders, Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder Tension, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, Physical Injuries and other Musculoskeletal Issues, among many others.
Whether you are facing a serious condition, recovering from a physical injury or surgery, or dealing with mental and emotional issues, Yoga Therapy can help you on your way back to vitality and wholeness.
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