Yoga therapy is a very practical approach which matches specific yoga practices to the health needs of an individual. It is an holistic therapy that seeks to integrate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person’s way of life. Yoga therapy encompasses physical postures, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation techniques and often also includes nutritional and cleansing recommendations.
In the case of particular chronic ailments such as asthma, insomnia, back pain, arthritis and rheumatism, circulatory problems, digestive disturbances, headaches, as well as acute manifestations of stress, or panic and anxiety attacks, yoga therapy can be a powerful tool to shift longstanding problems. An initial consultation gives the client and therapist a clear view of the difficulties to be addressed, and then over a series of sessions (sometimes only two or three further meetings are necessary, sometimes more) a personal programme of appropriate yoga practices are drawn up.
Personal commitment to the regular practice of the yoga techniques is crucial to the efficacy of yoga therapy. The introduction of appropriate practices is often made gradually to acknowledge quite realistically how difficult it may be to make major changes in lifestyle all at once. For the best long-term effects from yoga therapy it is often best to proceed slowly and gently at first, and then the healing process becomes very much something that the client can do for themselves.
- Relief of stress, anxiety and insomnia
Based upon an understanding of individual circumstances and lifestyle, yoga therapy provides a comprehensive programme for effective management of these widespread problems. Breathwork, postures and deep relaxation promote health giving calm.
- Asthma and respiratory problems
A complete and detailed assessment of each person forms the basis of an holistic approach. Taught either one-to-one or in small groups, yoga therapy for respiratory problems includes postures, breathwork and deep relaxation. Practiced regularly these programmes can bring about profound improvements in breathing patterns.
- Back pain, joint pain
Systematic programmes of gentle physical movement restores flexibility and eases discomfort. Efficient breathing techniques boost energy and restore well-being.
- Digestive problems
Irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, constipation and other digestive problems respond well to the holistic approach of yoga therapy. The movements, breath and relaxation practices are specifically designed to meet the needs of the individual.
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