Drawing from the wide range of yoga techniques, including relaxation, breathing and stress management, yoga therapy enables the participant to progress independently through their healing (recovery) process, providing benefits in the short, medium and long term.
When regarded as a whole, taking into account its physical, mental and emotional dimensions, the body is a sophisticated system. When the health triangle is taken into consideration, along with lifestyle factors, it is easier to achieve a balance that encompasses health* on all levels.
Yoga Therapy is used to help for stress management (after all, stress is thought to cause – directly or indirectly – 99 percent of illnesses), to improve circulation, digestion and sleep quality, to help manage and reduce hypertension, to deal with mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, to overcome physical discomfort caused back pain or injuries or to release accumulated tensions. Overall, yoga is a tool to improve alignment and enables the development of postural habits tailored to the needs of the person to improve overall health and help them reach their full potential.
Medical research shows that yoga therapy is one of the most effective complementary therapies for common illnesses. This rehabilitative approach makes people responsible for their health and encourages them to be proactive in their recovery.
Health is the result of constant adjustments made by the body to deal with stress and environmental changes, which enable it to maintain a global balance called homeostasis.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), health is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being (health triangle) and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”