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Yoga Therapy

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Hire a yoga therapist to get rid of:

Mental Health Conditions

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • ADHD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Addiction
  • Autism
  • Post-Natal Depression

Physical Conditions

  • Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Parkinson’s
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Cancer
  • HIV
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Brain Injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • IBS
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

What is Yoga Therapy?

Essentially, yoga therapy is the application of yoga practices to alleviate physical and mental health conditions with the view of promoting self-care and encouraging overall well-being. Whilst the practice of yoga in general aims to cultivate the body and mind and hence has the potential for therapeutic effects, in yoga therapy we are using specific yoga practices and their known benefits to help alleviate or improvement mental and physical ailments. These days yoga therapy has become so popular, that many doctors are now supporting it.  Various medical journals reveal research as to yoga’s multi-tiered benefits.  Likewise those in the field of mental health often recommend yoga to clients or may even integrate aspects into their work. At World Welfare Mission we train many mental health professionals worldwide to bring yoga therapy into clinical practice.

What should I expect from a typical yoga therapy session:

  • The first time you meet your yoga therapist, you will discuss your unique needs.
  • During the first session your yoga therapist will work with you to come up with a preliminary plan of daily practice. They will probably recommend a minimum of six sessions to begin with. Your plan will typically involve the elements of asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and meditation. You are free to continue with other forms of treatment and, indeed, yoga can be used alongside other modalities very easily.
  • Often the yoga therapist will prescribe practices for you to do at home. Yoga therapy is about teaching people the skills to help themselves in their own lives. It is about empowerment.
  • Yoga therapy meets each and every person where they are. No health presentation is too great nor too small. Yoga therapy sessions are client-led, client-focused, and compassion-focused. The client is the master of their journey with their yoga therapist being a knowledgeable accompanier on the journey towards health and healing. Yoga therapy aligns the unique and precise health needs of the client with yoga practices which the yoga tradition and also medical science find to have particular curative effects.  For example, with lower back pain, there are very specific yoga positions and postures for strengthening and supporting the back and even soothing the symptoms of a herniated disc. Likewise, with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), there are gentle, specialised ways of regulating the nervous system and fostering the return of an awareness of the body. In Autism Spectrum Disorders, specific yoga postures can be used to reduce heightened sensory arousal and promote emotional regulation. Sessions may include counseling, food habits, breathing techniques,