Yoga is not a medical process meant for only unhealthy people; rather anyone can practice yoga to lead a healthy life.
And for all those who are unfit or cannot stand, or sit or those who cannot practice yoga they can use props for performing various aasans or paranayam. By this they can attain right yoga postures thus performing it for long time. And this practice of performing yoga with the help of props is called Yoga Therapy.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
- By practicing yoga therapy with the help of props we not only get the right postures but also the maximum benefits without any ill effect of wrong posture.
- We don’t feel tired. Due to this breathing process becomes deep and rhythmic and the body receives more of ‘Prana’ (oxygen) easily.
- When prana (oxygen) is taken rhythmically for a long time, breathing normally becomes longer. Due to this we feel very peaceful and stress is reduced, which leads to good health.
- By practicing yoga with props we can give extra twist or turn to the body according to the requirement which is usually not possible for a sick person. thus healing process becomes faster and more sustainable.