What Is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy (also known as Yoga Cikitsa) is being promoted as the wave of the future by many healthcare professionals. It is not a new style or branch of Yoga: it is Yoga. Yoga is and always has been a holistic healing discipline that offers a broad range of tools for supporting health, healing and personal transformation.

Yoga Therapy (also known as Yoga Cikitsa) is being promoted as the wave of the future by many healthcare professionals. It is not a new style or branch of Yoga: it is Yoga. Yoga is and always has been a holistic healing discipline that offers a broad range of tools for supporting health, healing and personal transformation.One of the key advantages of a system like yoga is that it views the human system as a holistic entity that is made up different dimensions (physical body, breath, mind, personality traits, and emotions) that are mutually dependent on and mutually influence by one another.

Yoga promotes mental and physical health in ways that modern science is just beginning to understand. Although it has been applied with therapeutic intention for thousands of years, Yoga Therapy is only just now emerging as a discipline in itself, brought about by the tremendous popularity of yoga and created by the marriage of traditional yoga with modern medicine.

By tailoring yoga practices to individual needs, whilst taking medical considerations into account, yoga therapy has been shown to be more effective than general yoga practice as a safe means of treating medical conditions.Today’s Yoga Therapist undergoes thousands of hours of training. This training allows the therapist to directly target specific mental and physical health issues and create a comprehensive and individualized course of therapy.

The cornerstone of yoga therapy is that it deals with the person as a whole and treats the underlying cause of the symptoms, rather than addressing the symptoms alone. With this in mind, Yoga Therapy recognizes the interconnection of mind, body emotions and spirit.

Yoga Therapy can be practised in conjunction with any medical treatments you are already receiving, or in tandem with other complementary therapies. No prior experience of yoga is necessary before starting.

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