Integrative Yoga Therapy

Yoga & Yoga Therapy

1. Yoga Therapy: Yoga therapy may be defined as a type of therapy that uses yogic principles (Yoga posture or asana, breathing exercises or pranayama, and much more) with the aim of improving health, mentally as well as physically. Considering factors like age, health, or gender, yoga therapy will be done in order to achieve a particular spiritual, psychological, or physiological result.

Yoga therapy includes:

  • Educational teachings of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi;
  • Meditation;
  • Spiritual or Psychological Counseling;
  • Chanting of Mantras;
  • Pranayama & other breathing exercises;
  • Nutritional or lifestyle recommendations

The holistic focus of yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. The yoga therapy covers a wide range of therapeutic modalities.

Somatic Therapy: Is also included in Yoga Therapy. Somatic Therapy consists of the study of the relationship between the mind and body in regard to psycho/emotionaland physical past as well as the practice of improving the relationship between the mind and body through physical touch modalities and verbal cues to improve integration.

Benefits:

  • Resolves injury or illness
  • Establishes emotional wellbeing
  • Restores balance to the holistic being
  • Incorporates multiple modalities
  • Improves mental health and physical health


2. Yoga: Yoga is a way of life. Yoga tells us about who are we in reality. Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word, "Yuj." "Yuj" means "Union" and so yoga depicts the sense of Union, union of the three basic elements, i.e., body, mind, and soul. Yoga is not a new discovery; it is about a 5000-year old body ofIndian knowledge. The knowledge of yoga is so deep that every time you practice, you may find something new, something inspiring, something exciting, and something important.

Some misconceptions about yoga are that it is just a physical exercise but this is not so. Yoga is much more than this. Yoga is a complete science of the essence of life. It balances your emotions. It connects you with the world of happiness.

Benefits:

  • Improves physical as well as mental health
  • Improves immunity
  • Increases flexibility, muscle strength and vitality
  • Weight reduction
  • Metabolic balancing
  • Protection from future health problems

 

3. Meditation: Meditation is an exercise for the mind. By learning how to enter a deep state of relaxation, it gives you the feeling of relaxation. Some consider it a state of unconsciousness, some a state of deep rest, some a state of concentration on only one point. Actually though, it is an activity to turn your attention from distracting and disturbing thoughts. In today's hectic and busy life, meditation is highly recommended. You will surely feel a change towardsthe better. You will learn to feel relaxedand experience the feeling that some burdens are removed from your mind. The best thing about meditation is that it can easily be practiced at home or anywhere and requires no props or equipment.

Benefits:

  • Calm & Clear Mind
  • Blossoming of skills and talents
  • Relaxation, Rejuvenation& Refreshment
  • Increased power ofconcentration
  • Improved clarity of perception


4. Pranayama (breathing) practices: Pranayama combines two words, "Prana" which means "Vital energy of the body or breath" and "Ayama" which means "Control"; hence Pranayamaoffers a sense of "Control of Breath". Breath is a physical aspect of the vital force of our body and so the practice of pranayama starts with the regulation of the breath through certain techniques and exercises (like manipulation of the lungs and the breathing process). Pranayama is defined as those breathing exercises which clear the obstacles (Physical or emotional) in our body to free the breath and the flow of prana (life energy). You can even supercharge your body by the regular practice of pranayama in a right way.

Benefits:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Relaxes body and mind
  • Balances metabolic factors
  • Balances endocrine activity
  • Relieves stress, depression and hypertension
  • Cures many problems like asthma, neurological problems, migraine, gastric problems
  • Keeps away heart-related problems

 

5. Thai Yoga: Massage, Acupressure, Stretching, Twisting, Energy Work and Meditation. Thai yoga is actually a beautiful and powerful combination of all of these. The objective of this yoga therapy is to open the places which are blocked by working the sen lines. The word Sen in Thai is a usual word for "channel or pathway or route”. These Sen are also described as energy lines. Thai Therapy mainly has 10 main energy lines where you will find certain vital points, also termed as acupressure points. An active practitioner uses hands, feet, elbows, forearms, and entire body to deliver deep, restorative and balancing results.

Thai Yoga is very energizing and rigorous. Almost all the asanas of Thai Yoga are based on opening, stretching or contracting of Sen or Nadis.

Benefits:

  • Balances the energy pathways of the body
  • Increases resistance to injury
  • Relieves pain due to arthritis, stress, and overworked muscles
  • Deepens the connection between the mind and body
  • Provides deep relaxation and emotional calming

 

Shamanic Past Life Regression and Hypnosis: Shamanism is a holistic approach which focuses on treating the person and discovering the root cause of the problem or issue using ancient healing techniques. Remember that during this, the person gets treated and not the symptoms. Shamanic Past Life Regression and Hypnosis is actually a form of hypnotherapy that allows healing and communication between our spiritual and psychological self. It is believed that this therapy reveals the root cause of a present symptom, injury or chronic illness. Shamanic Past Life Regression is done if there is unexplained stress, ailment or traumas which have been suffered for a long time; it is not done as a curiosity. When the root cause of the issue is discovered, then it will be further resolved with energy clearing and shamanic work. It works by accessing the memories stored as energy in cellular memory from the beginning of time up until the present.

Benefits: As Shamanic Past Life Regression and Hypnosis will tell the root cause of the issue or problem, it will then resolve or cure many health issues like:

  • Trauma, pain or illness
  • Healing of fears or phobias
  • Resolution of problems regarding bad habits or addictions


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