Therapeutic yoga is an adaptation of yoga that uses yogic principles and practices to heal various human ailments. It is a blend of restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork, meditation and chakra stimulation. Therapeutic yoga is preventive as well as restorative. It is among the most effective complementary therapies for various illnesses and diseases according to many medical studies.
Focused personalized therapeutic yoga sessions can help you safely, effectively, non-toxically and naturally for all the modern lifestyle disorders.
The physical benefits of yoga:
- Improved circulation
- Decrease in inflammation
- Alleviation of chronic pain
- Improved breathing and posture
- Greater strength, flexibility and mobility
- Weight loss and toning
Mental and emotional benefits of yoga:
- Improved mental clarity and energy
- Stress reduction
- Greater self-awareness
- Relaxed and serene state of mind
Much research has been done that supports the use of therapeutic yoga programs for conditions such as
- Cervical and lumbar spondylosis
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Heart diseases
- Psychological disorders
- Menstrual disorders
According to ancient yoga philosophy, humans consist of an integrated mind-body-soul system. For optimum health and well-being, this system must be in balance and harmony. Therefore a yogic approach to therapy and healing is holistic including postures for the body, Pranayama for the internal systems, meditation, and energy work for the mind and hormonal health.
Why You Should Do Therapeutic Yoga?
Apart from the physical, mental and spiritual benefits therapeutic yoga also give humans a reason to live positively, happily and healthy. It helps in following a healthy lifestyle and also in managing healthy relationships with oneself, family and society. It integrates traditional and modern yoga practices to suit patient needs. It helps one to understand life as a way to reach ultimate awareness, and live really happy.
About the practice
It’s a one hour practice designed particularly for achieving the individual goal of the patient, like relieving pain, emotional stability, weightloss or relaxing. It incorporates breathing, flexibility postures, loosening exercises, strengthening and stability postures and often end with a deep relaxation. Quantity of the postures done is not considered as the main goal is to improve the quality of the postures every session. When done under physician supervision not only the benefits are achieved but reduce the chances of injury.
Yoga Practice includes:
Asanas or postures are an inevitable part of a yoga practice. There are more than 72000 yoga postures in Hatha yoga. In therapeutic yoga, the practitioner chooses wisely the postures to suit the body type of the patient and they are taught keeping in mind the anatomic and physiologic benefits of it. The postures need to be corrected under medical supervision to prevent injury. The postures when done yogically it improves flexibility, reduces stiffness and pain and grant ease and relaxation. Some of the basic and highly beneficial yoga postures are
A soothing posture for body and mind, uttanasana, or standing forward bend, is straightforward but far from simple. Requiring flexibility in hamstrings, hips, and calves, uttanasana also requires patience. Watch the ebbs and flows in your body and life reflected in this simple posture.
The Vajrasana is a steady, firm meditative pose, but sitting in this pose can be quite challenging. One needs to train themselves to sit still and be willing to invest their mind in it. The Vajrasana regulates blood circulation in the lower pelvic region. Sitting on your legs reduces the blood flow in the legs and increases it in the digestive area, therefore increasing the efficiency of the digestive system.
Pavanamuktasana is a healing pose that is effective in helping release gas in the abdomen while massaging the entire back and spine. From a supine position, the yogi bends both legs and hugs them into the body with the arms wrapped around the shins. It helps increase self-esteem, motivation and joy. It is the seat of spiritual power and responsible for generating willpower and feelings of vitality.
The pose strengthens the entire shoulder area and upper back. It also creates more flexibility into the lower back, massages the digestive organs and relieves menstrual pain.This pose not only opens the physical body, but also provides a gentle opening for the heart as well.
Savasana, is considered the easiest pose to perform and the most difficult to master. While the asana requires less physical strength and flexibility, it challenges the mind and body in so many different ways. Emphasizing awareness and curiosity of the body’s natural breathing pattern, Savasana is a great place to practice engaging in mindful awareness without effort or exertion.
Pranayam or breathing exercises is the heart of yoga practice. It is good for all types of respiratory disorders and for the well being. It helps to improve our awareness, control our thoughts and help us to connect with our inner being. With proper breath control, we can improve the efficacy of the practice of asanas. It helps in improving memory, reduce stress and anxiety and improve sleep.
It is the best way to end a yoga practice. It restores the vitality and the energy after the practice. It helps in improving awareness and calms the spirit. There are different types of relaxation like deep relaxation, instant relaxation, quick relaxation, music relaxation etc..
If stress has you anxious, tense and worried, consider trying meditation. Spending even a few minutes in meditation can restore your calm and inner peace. Meditation can wipe away the day’s stress, bringing with it inner peace. Meditation is considered a type of mind-body complementary medicine. Meditation can produce a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind.
During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process may result in enhanced physical and emotional well-being. There are different types of medication like candle light meditation, music meditation, prana meditation, chakra meditation….
At KindCare Medical Center we provide different personal yoga sessions such as
- Very useful for children with hyperactivity and/or attention deficit disorder
- Calms the mind and stimulates increased attention, imagination and creativity.
Pre and Postnatal Yoga
- Alleviate back pain through gentle stretches
- Decrease hormonal swings
- Greater relaxation and reduce anxiety
- Ease the body preparing for normal delivery
- Restoring the body after delivery
- An excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for healing
- Bringing the body into balance
- Good for all physical ailments
- Reduce stress.
Yoga for Weight loss
- A relaxing calorie burner
- Easy and effective compared to other workouts.
- Safe and strengthening
Yoga for Senior Citizens
- Helps seniors who suffer from osteoporosis and arthritic problems
- Encourage relaxation and flexibility
- Alleviates stiffness and chronic pain experienced by many seniors
Yoga is the best way to detoxifying the body physically and mentally.
Once the energy starts moving each organ are stimulated so it throws off all the toxins or the waste materials in it. With the increased body temperature created due to the metabolic activity with the posture practices, all the sweat pores are opened, and the toxins are released from the skin and also through breathing. This can be proven by the active energy feeling that can be felt at the end of each session. As the practice continues one can feel better not only in energy but also in healing of all the past ailments.
Personalized Yoga Benefits
Here the yoga is done under medical supervision so it
- Reduces the chance of injury
- Focusing on Personal Goals
- Personalized care and attention
- Improvement is noted or documented
- Routine modified with the improvement
- Counseling with and during Yoga session
- Higher awareness due to continuous monitoring
- Posture correction can be ensured