What is Yoga Therapy
Yoga has been used as a therapy for thousands of years but it is only now that the Western world is accepting the healing powers of Yoga. A general yoga class is suitable for people to increase their mobility, flexibility, breathing and overall well-being. Yoga as a therapy is more specific and combines modern day science with an ancient healing practice. A yoga therapist will be trained to a higher degree of understanding of how the body works as one unit with means of integrating mindfulness, relaxation and ease into a tailor made program for each individual client. Many ailments are caused by stress and no medical prescription will cure the underlying fault. Yoga Therapy is a discipline in itself and is set aside from all other therapies by the use of deep rhythmic breathing, precise controlled movements and profound relaxation. A yoga therapist will steer the client to start looking inwards and let recovery begin from the inside out.
Yoga Therapy is beneficial to people from chronic pain to an athlete recovering from injury. A therapeutic yoga session may be carried out with small groups or one to one sessions.