What is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy is the use of Yoga where there is a specific health need or needs.

Yoga Therapy uses the tools that you would find in many Yoga classes; postures, working with the breath, meditation, awareness of the body and/or mind, relaxation, and these are directed to the needs and ability of the person concerned.  

The aim of Yoga Therapy is to promote good health for the person as a whole - the emphasis of this work may be towards the body, the mind, the emotions or a combination of these. 

A health problem may be primarily in one of these aspects, for example, back pain caused by poor posture. Yoga Therapy would then focus on working with the body and Yoga postures. If the back pain is exacerbated by stress, then including Yoga to help calm the mind, for example breathing techniques, will be very useful too.

Yoga Therapy may be used in an individual, one-to-one session or in small therapy groups and will usually include practising a series of postures specifically designed around the health needs. It can include working with Yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation or meditative practice and supporting techniques such as relaxation, visualisation and using sound.

You can find out more about our Yoga Therapy Classes by emailing us.

If you interested in our Yoga Classes please visit the yogaisforeveryone home page