Being considerably younger than yoga itself (which emerged more than 5,000 years ago), Yoga Therapy came into existence only a century ago in attempt to combine the principles of yoga with modern knowledge about the brain-and-body connection.
“Yoga therapy is of modern coinage and represents a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge.”
Yoga therapy helps get rid of old harmful habits and build on new positive habits; its emphasis is as much on what you do on the yoga mat as outside of the mat in your everyday life.
Working together with clinicians, qualified yoga therapists make personalised program to help people recover from back and shoulder pain, as well as helping relieve the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, PTSD, cancer, and others. Many people nowadays are trying yoga therapy as part of their alternative treatment program.
You can read more about yoga therapy, its history, and application here.
You might also be interesting in visiting Christine’s website – she is a qualified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, a member of Yoga Alliance. She conducts the classes in her Yoga Studio in Claygate – you can find more information on her website.
Have you ever tried Yoga Therapy? Did you find it helpful? We would love to hear YOUR story.