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Therapeutic Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Healing

Therapeutic Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Healing

Therapeutic Yoga is a modified form of yoga that is specifically designed for people who are unable to practice regular yoga due to physical issues, mental issues, health conditions, or age. It is a gentle and restorative practice that focuses on the individual’s needs and abilities.

Props like blocks, straps, and chairs modify yoga poses for accessibility.The focus is on safety and gradual progression.

Therapeutic yoga can offer many benefits for people with physical issues, mental issues, health conditions, or age, including:

  • Improved flexibility and range of motion
  • Increased strength and muscle tone
  • Improved balance and coordination
  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improved mood and sleep
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved overall well-being

There are over 135 different therapies in the world, each claiming to be the best. However, no therapy can be complete without the power of God. Therapeutic yoga is a holistic approach to healing that uses the body’s energy, or prana, to promote healing.

According to yoga, when an organ is deficient in prana, it becomes susceptible to disease. Therapeutic yoga works by increasing the flow of prana throughout the body, which can help to heal a variety of conditions, including physical issues, mental issues, and health conditions.

Therapy Yoga, a.k.a Medical Yoga, works by increasing the flow of prana throughout the body. Prana is the body’s vital energy, and it is essential for healing. When prana flows freely, the body can heal itself.
Therapeutic yoga poses are often modified using props, such as blocks, straps, and chairs, to make them more accessible for people with limited range of motion or strength. The focus is on safety and gradual progression.

In addition to physical poses, Therapeutic Yoga also includes breathing exercises and meditation. Breathing exercises help to calm the mind and body, while meditation helps to promote relaxation and focus.

Regular yoga can be challenging for people with certain physical or mental limitations. Therapeutic yoga is a more inclusive and accessible option for those who cannot practice traditional yoga. For example, people with limited mobility may use chairs, blocks, and straps to modify poses. People with low energy may focus on restorative poses that are less demanding. People with mental health challenges, such as anxiety or depression, may benefit from the calming and centering effects of yoga.

Yogacharya B. K. S. Iyengar, a global expert in therapy yoga, has given us a profound understanding and insight into this transformative practice. Without his guidance and mentorship, it would not have been possible for us to reach such milestones in our own therapy yoga journey.

Overall, therapeutic yoga is a valuable resource for people of all abilities looking to improve their physical and mental health.

Yogacharya Dhakaram
Founder of YogaPeace Sansthan, Yogacharya Dhakaram is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and healer with over 30 years of experience. He has trained thousands of students in yoga and is known for his depth of knowledge and his ability to turn around lives with yoga.