What is Yoga Therapy
Yoga Therapy is the individualized adaptation of yoga practice to serve the interests and health conditions of the person, taking into account his/her needs and capabilities.
Yoga Therapy can serve to be preventative, curative and quite often as a means to manage a condition. It looks at an individual as a whole and thereby helps in restoring on a physical, psychological and emotional level.
In most cases, our physical bodies manifest chronic illness and disease as a result of longstanding emotional and psychological imbalances and even sudden traumas, some of which might be obvious and known and others might not be immediately understood or even remembered.
No previous experience of yoga is necessary
Yoga Therapy is an investment towards your health and your peace of mind. If you are feeling stuck in poor health and can’t find relief or improvement through conventional medical treatment, try a personal Yoga Therapy session.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Through simple and easy to do self healing individualized yoga practices that include specific modified yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation:
- It relieves symptoms of illness or injury
- It establishes more functional breath and movement patterns
- It reduces mental and physical suffering
- It improves quality of sleep and life in general
- It eliminates anxiety
- For those that practice yoga already, they find which the right yoga practice is for them
Where it helps
Yoga Therapy was proven to help people with physical, psychological and emotional health issues such as:
- Stress related disorders including Insomnia, Headaches, Anxiety, Depression
- Myosceloskeletal problems such as Knee, Back, Hips, Shoulders, Neck pains, Kyphosis, Scoliosis
- Lung disorders such as Asthma and Bronchiectasis
- Heart issues like Hypertension
- Auto immune system disorders such as Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis
- Immune Challenges like HIV
- Digestive problems like Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Endocrine and hormonal problems such as Diabetes and Women’s Health Issues
How it works
Individual classes allow for a relationship of trust to develop between student and teacher and ensure that the student’s current life situation is taken into account in the formulation of a short and easy to do personal yoga practice and/or daily routine.
The Yoga Therapy Sessions last 90 minutes. The practice uses the entire spectrum of yoga tools that includes yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation that is aimed towards addressing the health challenge in a multi-dimensional, progressive and complimentary manner.
In keeping with the ayurvedic and yogic principles, with compassion and sensitivity, with a deep understanding of the energy body, the influential role of the mind and the symbolic meaning of physical ailments, a short personalized program is developed for you at the first session. This is based on the Confidential Health Information Form (download here), completed by you and sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 24 hours prior to your appointment (If you do not want to put your whole name, you can put just your initials in the health form).
In the first session expect to discuss your health, lifestyle and your goals. Depending on your discussion, your breath, posture and range of movement will be assessed. The short and easy to do personalized yoga practice that you take home is to be practiced regularly, since every time you devote 15-20 minutes you will feel much better.
The next session usually takes place soon after the first consultation in order to see whether the practice needs any modification or empowerment. This pattern of checking and refining continues, with the intervals between sessions usually becoming gradually longer. Some people are happy to come for about four sessions and then feel that they can be independent. Others prefer to continue to come back or continue by skype at intervals of, perhaps, 4, 6 or 8 weeks. And some are happy to do their initial practice forever. This is not prescriptive and changes as each one of us are unique and have our own needs and requirements.
Any ongoing treatment can continue uninterrupted and unhampered by this complementary work.
For those that practice yoga already, they find out which the right yoga practice is for them based on Ayurvedic constitution and their special needs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do the Yoga Therapy Sessions last?
Every Yoga Therapy Sessions lasts 90 minutes.
I have never practiced yoga. Can I have Yoga Therapy?
No previous experience of yoga is necessary.
Am I too old for Yoga Therapy?
No you are not too old for yoga therapy. As long as you can breath and move, you can enjoy the benefits of yoga.
Do I have to practice for 90 minutes each day?
You will practice only 15 minutes per day or even every second day by your own.
I live far away and I can not come 2-3 times a week. Is there another way?
You can come only once or you can come every 2-3 weeks for 2-3 months, or even we can meet through skype.
We meet for you to learn what helps and how to do it. You will do your tailored made practice by yourself. You do not need to see me often at all.