Yoga therapy is the method of combining age old concept of Yoga with modern medical techniques. In this therapy, an assessment of the medical conditions is taken into consideration for drawing up a yoga practice. Ideally, yoga therapy is preventive in nature, as is Yoga itself, while being curative in many instances, soothing in others, and restorative in most.
Yoga Therapy has been found to be beneficial to patients suffering from low back pain, arthritis, shoulder pain, asthma, hypertension, anxiety and depression. Yoga therapy can also be devised in case of pregnancy to help the expectant mother prepare for child birth as well as deal with health conditions experienced during pregnancy. Yoga therapy can also benefit the elderly and help them lead a healthy life.
Yoga therapy involves the following:
Asanas to tone up muscles and internal organs. This revitalizes the body and also relaxes the mind. This isturn helps prevent and cure diseases.
Pranayamas involves technique of proper breathing.
Kriyas includes set of exercises which helps clean up the entire system.
Yogic Diet is the completely balanced diet. Following the diet can rehabilitate the entire system.
Relaxation – Savasana is the yoga posture for complete relaxation of not just the body but also the mind.
Meditation to stabilize the mind and increase concentration and willpower.
With regular and consistent performance of these practice, one can get relief from various diseases. Yoga therapy deals with all aspects of mind and body; hence this approach makes yoga therapy more effective than general yoga practice.