This month our teachers underwent an intensive training course focusing on yoga therapy. The teachings were based on Krishnamacharya’s work which lends itself to rehabilitation, physiotherapy, anatomy, and awareness. We covered ways in which yoga can help relieve pain from sciatica, scoliosis, spondylitis, meniscus tears, rotator cuff problems, and hip replacements. Whether you are recovering from an injury or suffering from chronic pain, we are professionally trained and experienced to gently guide you through a therapeutic yoga practice.
What is Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy uses yoga practices and principles to treat physical, mental, and emotional imbalances. To manage and alleviate a variety of health conditions, yoga techniques such as postures (asanas), breathing exercises , meditation, and relaxation are used.
Yoga therapy is often used as a complementary or alternative therapy to conventional medical treatments, and it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual. Yoga therapists work one-on-one with clients to develop a practice tailored to their specific health concerns.
Yoga therapy may be beneficial for stress and anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sleep disorders, digestive issues, and cardiovascular disease. Physical fitness, flexibility, strength, and balance can also be improved through yoga therapy. In recent years, yoga therapy has gained popularity as an effective and natural approach to health and wellness, and many healthcare providers are now recognizing its potential as a complementary therapy.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy offers numerous benefits for individuals seeking to improve their physical, mental, and emotional health. Here are some of the key benefits:
Reduced stress and anxiety: Yoga therapy practices, such as breathing techniques and meditation, promote relaxation and reduce sympathetic nervous system activity, which can help people manage stress and anxiety.
Improved mental health Yoga therapy promotes the release of feel-good hormones, reduces inflammation, and improves brain function in individuals with mental health conditions, such as depression.