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WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?

‘Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalised 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.’

 

TKV & Kausthub Desikachar

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What should you expect from a yoga therapy session?

  • The first session will be a consultation where we discuss in detail the reasons for the appointment. We will look at your life in a holistic sense trying to understand the related issues that might be contributing to the problems. This will involve understanding your medical history, specific presentation of the condition, your diet, sleep and general lifestyle patterns.

  • After the first session I will then put together a practice plan for you and we will meet again at a second session in order to start learning the practice. The practice plan will usually consist of some of the following dependent upon the condition: asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation, chanting, and visualisations. The expectation is that you will take up this practice at home in order to start developing the prescribed skills and empowering yourself to heal.

  • Similarly there may also be some other recommendations for your day to day lifestyle that could be related to diet, behavioural patterns, journaling, use of ayurvedic herbs etc.

  • It is important to remember that yoga can be used alongside medical treatments to help improve outcomes and to support the body/mind through the process.

  • Ultimately the role of the yoga therapist is to be able to identify the imbalances that are contributing to the condition and to provide skilled guidance for your journey back to balance. We always start exactly where you are and guide the process with compassion.

Yoga therapy uses the tools of yoga and ayurvedic wisdom to treat and/or support people with the following:

  • Physical Conditions:

  • Back Pain

  • Joint Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Sciatica

  • Musculoskeletal Issues

  • Postura Issues

  • Diabetes

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Asthma

  • COPD

  • Cancer

  • HIV

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Autoimmune Disorders

  • IBS

  • Digestive Issues

  • Obesity

  • Heart disease

  • Insomnia

  • Arthritis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Allergies

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  • Mental Health Conditions:

  • Stress

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

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  • Life Related Issues:

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  • Relationship Challenges

  • Lack of sense of direction or purpose

  • Spiritual disconnection

More generally yoga therapy can support a positive process of transformation in a persons life bringing them towards mental clarity, an understanding of purpose or direction, physical and spiritual wellbeing.

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