yoga therapy

Mind-Body Medicine

 
 

What is Yoga Therapy?

According to one of the great masters of yoga therapy from the 1900s, TVK Desikachar

 “Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner.  Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”

Why chose Yoga Therapy?

Research has proven there is a clear and direct link between body and mind, however for those experiencing a particular health concern it is common for interventions to focus on just the body or the mind. Yoga Therapy is a multi-dimensional, mind-body approach to healing. It addresses physical, psychological and emotional imbalances that occur as a result of various physical and /or mental health conditions.

A tailored yoga therapy programme is created by aligning the unique and precise health needs of the individual, with evidence-based yogic practices, which both yoga AND medical science have found to have a positive effect.

Sessions may include: breathing techniques, postures, meditation, relaxation techniques, or lifestyle advice.

What is the difference between Yoga and Yoga Therapy?

Yoga as a practice can be therapeutic, but there is a big difference between attending a regular yoga class and participating in yoga therapy specifically. Yoga therapy is an adapted practice, which can meet the needs of those working with health issues. A regular yoga class, in some cases might aggravate health conditions further if not specifically modified. Given the nature of this work, Yoga therapy is delivered by a qualified yoga therapist in a private or small group setting. In order to work safely with clinical populations, yoga therapists undertake extensive additional training which includes the study of neuroscience, medical science, and psychotherapeutic skills.

I have trained specifically to work with the following conditions :

  • Chronic Diseases

    • Autoimmune Conditions

    • HIV

    • Cancer

    • Post Natal Depression

    • Skin Diseases

    • OCD

    • IBS

    • Parkinson’s

    • Alzheimer’s

    • Diabetes

    • COPD

    • Infertility

    • Hypertension

    • Heart Disease

    • Lymphatic Issues

    • Chronic Pain

    • Osteoporosis

    Psychological

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Bipolar Disorder

    • ADHD

    • Schizophrenia

    • Addictions

    • Eating Disorders

    • Anxiety

    • Depression

    • Bipolar Disorder

    • ADHD

    • Schizophrenia

    • Addictions

    • Eating Disorders