Yoga Therapy in Brief
Yoga, the famous term, has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuga' which means ‘to join'. This special mode of treatment is significant in terms of establishing a viaduct between the individual soul (jivatma) and the universal soul (parmatma). Plenty of patients and general public get relieved from pain and suffering through yoga therapy.
Yoga is beneficial for health in many ways. Modern medicine is just trying to understand this. An important aspect of Yoga is Yoga Therapy. Yoga Therapy is working on Yoga. People think that Yoga is done only to cure some health or mental problems. But it is not correct. Yoga can be done to cure a number of diseases too which is considered to be incurable by normal medicines. The history and origin of yoga dates back to ancient times, which was practiced largely by the saints. They practiced this in their daily lives.
A Yoga therapy should include meditation, breathing exercises, poses, chanting, etc. every aspect of yoga has its own unique and great medicinal capacity to encourage the body. Some less stressed exercises like breathing, shavasan can help you relax and maintain a calm body. They help you to stress less, calm the body boost the immune system of the body, promote weight loss, balance the blood sugar and reduce nervousness. The applications of Yoga Therapy range anywhere from maintaining health, to recovering from illness - in some cases, even those considered incurable. The first stage of healing involves the movement of vital forces in the system.
The applications of Yoga Therapy range anywhere from maintaining health, to recovering from illness - in some cases, even those considered incurable. The first stage of healing involves the movement of vital forces in the system. Practitioners of many Eastern forms of medicine believe that every illness involves a certain level of energy blockage. By promoting the flow of prana, or vital force, yoga combats those blockages, restoring the basic condition for health. Common applications for Yoga Therapy also serve structural problems such as spine misalignments or joint function. Deeper applications may even aid more intractable problems such as AIDS and cancer.
By combining different techniques such as massage, stretching or alterations of the circulatory patterns, yoga promotes specific changes in muscles, joints and organs altering the vital functions of the body. A good example would be the way Yoga Therapy can help overcome panic attacks. By practicing a balancing breathing technique, a sense of control is gained, combating the fear and anxiety produced by its loss.
The integration of mind and body is very important for the healing process, but perhaps the main area where yoga comes in handy is the inclusion of the 'spiritual' realm into the equation. Even if the student or patient belongs to no religion, or even if she or he does not acknowledge the existence of spirit, the practice of some of these techniques can eventually integrate this aspect of the self.
Complete self-control can definitely be achieved if Yoga Therapy is practiced on a regular basis in its proper and recommended form.
About the Author:
Daniel Brewer is a Health and fitness instructor. He stays with his wife and two children in Canada. Recently went to Mexico to conduct a Yoga workshop. His wife too joined him since she herself is a well known Yoga teacher. He himself was a yoga trainee and then started his first workshop in Canada. It was a grand success. Since then he has conducted 25 yoga workshops till date. His wife, Sarah, assists him wherever he goes. They both make a good Yoga instructor since both are trained yoga instructors. His motto ‘Taking the time to develop a teaching plan will help you in your growth and keep your professional development on track and can make yoga workshop a grand success'. He has conducted a variety of yoga workshop all over the world. This article is a brief about the authors view about how to start a yoga therapy.