Yoga therapy empowers individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application, teachings, and practices of Yoga.
Yoga Therapy is a self-empowering process, where a client, with the help of a yoga therapist, implement a personalized practice that addresses not only the physical sensations of illness but also alleviates his/her suffering in a non-invasive complementary manner. Depending on the nature of the illness or dis-ease, yoga therapy can not only be a preventative but a means to manage the illness or dis-ease and facilitate healing in the person at all levels, mind, body, and spirit.
THE YOGA THERAPY CLIENT
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT REASONS TO SEEK OUT A YOGA THERAPIST, THE INTENTION MAY NOT BE TO LEARN YOGA. THE YOGA THERAPY SESSION, IN MOST CASES, FOCUSES APPLYING YOGA TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE FUNCTION OF THE BODY OR TO EASE A CONDITION. CLIENTS MAY BE SEEKING RELIEF FROM PAIN, A PATH TO REDUCE STRESS OR ANXIETY, RESOLVE LIMITED MOBILITY ISSUES, OR EVEN RECOVERY FROM A HEALTH CONDITION.
THE YOGA THERAPIST
A YOGA THERAPIST APPLIES YOGIC PRINCIPLES TO A PARTICULAR PERSON WITH THE OBJECTIVE OF ACHIEVING A PARTICULAR SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, OR PHYSIOLOGICAL GOAL.
YOGA THERAPY TECHNIQUES
TECHNIQUES USED MAY INCLUDE PHYSICAL YOGA POSES, BREATH WORK, CONCEPTS OF MEDITATION OR FOCUSED CONCENTRATION, IMAGERY, PRAYER, SOUND VIBRATION, PEMF DEVISE, AYURVEDA, BODY WORK, OR LIFESTYLE COACHING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INDIVIDUAL. YOGA THERAPY RESPECTS INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES IN AGE, CULTURE, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, OCCUPATION, AND MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.