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Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is both an art and a science. It comes from both the heart and the intellect. It requires you to learn awareness and compassion, combined with practice, technical knowledge and the ability to be open to something new. This is what distinguishes yoga therapy from conventional physiotherapy and psychotherapy.

Yoga therapy, as practised today, has emerged through the coming together of traditional Indian yoga (including elements from Ayurveda) and western medicine. While yoga therapy is grounded in yoga practice, an understanding of western medicine is also essential for it to be safe, effective and accepted in our present day world. Yoga therapy is a new, emerging discipline, and not a long-established cut-and-dried subject.  There is a rich variety of approaches to yoga, reflecting the many different streams of the yoga tradition.

How can yoga therapy help?

Here are some health benefits to practising yoga:

  • Balances the heart rate.
  • Work towards stabilising the nervous system.
  • Can help balance hormone levels.
  • It’s a great way to normalise digestion.
  • Yoga enhances joint range of motion.
  • It increases energy levels.
  • Strengthens immune system.
  • Helpful in improving cardiovascular efficiency.
  • Enhances eye-hand coordination.
  • Improves quality of sleep.
  • Will promote muscle mass and improve body toning.
  • Teaches, steady breathing, relaxation breathing and other breathing techniques.
  • There are innumerable benefits of yoga, and it is fun too…!