what is yoga therapy?
Yoga therapy adapts yoga’s tools to people with specific or persistent health problems not usually addressed in a group class.
Yoga therapy supports a process of self empowerment where health and wholeness is not the responsibility of experts and authority figures. Rather, yoga therapists are guides that offer tools that address imbalances and illnesses in a multi dimensional way.
Care seekers select which tools work best for their needs.
Yoga therapy uses a highly individualised approach to yoga practice. When designing yoga practices for care seekers, we consider a range of factors including a care seeker’s life stage, interests, history, culture, condition, goals, experience and lifestyle when designing practices for a person.
Practices are highly personalized and in constantly evolving in step with a care seeker.
Yoga practice does not only address one’s illness or condition in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate one’s 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.
My cases are supervised by Dr Natesan Chandrasekaran with whom I consult.
If you'd like a yoga practice to manage a particular condition, yoga therapy may help. See how it works here
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