Yoga Therapy is defined by the IAYT as the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.
Yoga has a way of touching all levels of the human experience including the physical, energetic, emotional, mental and spiritual. Because these levels are deeply integrated, it is not uncommon to show symptoms on one level while the cause is rooted in another. Yoga Therapy’s holistic and complementary approach is uniquely designed to meet the goals and conditions of each individual client. Each session can take many forms including but not limited to asana (pose) practice, meditation, education, energy work, therapeutic conversations and lifestyle changes.
Yoga therapy is not to be used in place of traditional medical care but can help with healing and/or managing a range of physical and psychological illness and injury . If you suffer from eating disorders, trauma, attention deficit disorder, anxiety/depression, movement disorders like Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis, asthma, arthritis, cancer, high blood pressure or heart disease, accident recovery, back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain or any other afflictions of life and body, yoga therapy might be worth checking out.
A minimum of 3 sessions is recommended in most cases.