Therapeutic yoga is application of yoga postures and practice to the treatment of health conditions and involves instruction in yogic practices and teachings to prevent, reduce, or alleviate, and alleviate structural, physiological, emotional and spiritual pain, suffering, or limitations.
Therapeutic yoga helps in maintain health and can support the healing process in several ways. A regular yoga practice can:
- Improve circulation
- Increase energy, improves flexibility, balance also tone & strengthen the body.
- Improves concentration and memory
- Support proper working of all body systems, including digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and respiratory
- Ease muscle tension and pain
- Relax your body and mind.
Who can benefit from therapeutic yoga; anyone can benefit from yoga. It is complementing traditional medical treatment for a variety of conditions, such as:
- Stress related disorders: anxiety, depression, headaches, insomnia etc.
- Musculoskeletal disorders: long term pain, arthritis, back pain, reduced range of movement.
- Neurological disorders: multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke.
- Digestive disorders: constipation, IBS, Crohn’s disease, gastritis.
- Cardiorespiratory disorders: asthma, COPD, hypertension.
- Lifestyle disorders: obesity, diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, menstrual disorders, kidney disorders.
- For prenatal and postpartum healthcare for expectant women.
Therapeutic yoga sessions – one-on-one session provide individual attention and instruction. Breathing exercises, movement exercises and meditation are taught according to individual’s needs. A plan is designed to let individuals use the techniques they learned as an ongoing self-care practice.
Yoga focuses on achieving and maintaining a state of psycho- physiological balance. It can be practiced by individuals of any age group.