“Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.”
Therapeutic yoga is an inherently holistic approach, simultaneously working on the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga therapy is rooted in the ancient practice of yoga, which originated thousands of years ago in India. Yoga therapy is a growing field and scientific evidence has begun to emphasize its efficacy. It is used to treat existing mental and physical health issues, but can also be used as a self-care strategy for prevention and maintenance.
These days yoga therapy has become so popular, that many doctors are now supporting it.
Various medical journals reveal research as to yoga’s multi-tiered benefits. Likewise those in the field of mental health often recommend yoga to clients or may even integrate aspects into
Yoga Therapy can be used to treat:
Mental Health Conditions
- Eating Disorders
- Post-Natal Depression
In a typical one-on-one yoga therapy session, you could expect:
A thorough intake inquiring into your medical history, along with your physical, mental, energetic, and spiritual needs.
- An analysis of your breath, posture, gait, and various yoga poses.
- Physical poses chosen and adapted for your needs.
- Breathing, meditation, and relaxation practice.
- Homework (yoga is like magic, but in order for the magic to work, you have to practice!)
- Back Pain
- Musculoskeletal problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Brain Injury
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Heart Disease
The number of people doing yoga, specifically for therapeutic reasons, is rising. More and more doctors and healthcare practitioners are recommending yoga to complement usual medical care.