Yoga therapy is different from regular yoga classes. It’s for people who have particular medical conditions that they need help with.
Yoga therapy will help you if
- Your doctor has recommended that you try yoga
- You’ve never done yoga, but heard that it may help
- You’ve tried yoga but found it hard to keep up with a group class and would like to learn specific yoga practices that may benefit you.
Yoga therapy is the adaptation of yoga practices for people with health considerations. Research provides evidence that it can aid in the alleviation of many different ailments, including back pain, hypertension, heart conditions, asthma, diabetes and stress.
General yoga classes can improve general health and resolve mild complaints, but may be ineffective – or even harmful – for serious conditions. In such cases yoga therapy can help by designing yoga to individual needs. It helps to promote all-round positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions.
Yoga therapy uses gentle postures, breathing practices, relaxation techniques and meditation to help restore body/mind balance and promote natural healing. It is suitable for all ages and all levels of fitness and flexibility. It empowers you to look after your own health.
So if you have a medical condition that you’d like help with, and are afraid that you won’t be able to keep up in a regular yoga class or have simply never tried yoga before – yoga therapy is for you.