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Different Types of Yoga Therapy

What is meant by Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy is a mind-body discipline. Many types of yoga therapy use physical poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation or meditation. Yoga therapy is done to improve your mental and physical well-being, it can even be used as a self-care method. It can be used as a therapeutic method to heal and treat mental health disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and much more.

Yoga therapy is a practice that involves doing physical poses, deep breathing, focusing, and being in a good state of mind. By having regular yoga practice, you will be able to improve your endurance, flexibility, strength, and your quality of life. 

Yoga therapy is practiced in different ways and through different techniques as well by skilled professionals. This can be in the form of rehabilitative therapy, physical therapy, and psychotherapy as well. There are also different types of yoga therapy which is done in order to promote the improvement of a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. 

Benefits of Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy and its techniques can range from a simple form to an advanced form of a pose or meditation. This can be done for all ages, regardless of religious beliefs as well. There are many benefits to yoga therapy that anyone can get the experience either individually or through a group class that can be conducted by one of our experienced therapists at Fitness Canada Physio

Yoga therapy can be conducted as therapy used as a supplement to other forms of treatment or even used as a direct method to treat the relevant issue at hand. The benefits you can get from yoga therapy are,

  • Reducing stress
  • Improved diet
  • Improved physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being
  • Healthy body systems operating effectively
  • Mind relaxation

If you are someone who wants to initiate yoga therapy, then our therapists at Fitness Canada Physio will be able to conduct a complete assessment and will be able to design a yoga therapy course just for you or you can even join one of our group classes based on your assessment. This complete assessment is done to do the following,

  • Determine any health issues
  • Examine your habits and physical condition.
  • Describe the causes you’re seeking counseling.
  • Make a plan of treatment.

The Different Types of Yoga Therapy

There are many different types of Yoga Therapy that are being practiced but the main focus is that it should improve a person’s strength, agility, flexibility, and breathing. It should boost a person’s physical, spiritual, and mental well-being as well. You should choose the type of yoga based on the assessment that our therapists at Fitness Canada Physio will conduct and guide you through the yoga therapy treatment. The different types of yoga therapy are, 

Ashtanga Yoga 

This type of yoga therapy is based on the ancient teachings of yoga and has become popular ever since. It includes the teachings of things such as Yama, Niyama, Asana, Prânâyâma, Pratyâhâra, Dhâranâ, Dhyâna, and Samâdhi. The poses and forms which link all movements to breath are applied for this type of yoga therapy.

Ayurvedic Yoga

Ayurvedic yoga therapy is done as a way of cleansing the body and restoring balance to the body, mind, and spirit of an individual. Since it is involved with ayurveda, then herbal medicines can also be used to help in this treatment. There are other methods such as diet, exercise, meditation, and physical therapy too.

Meditative Yoga

Meditative yoga therapy is conducted in different forms but they all have a few things in common which are, to find a comfortable spot, get into the right posture, then focus all your attention while keeping your mind relaxed. This type of yoga is done as a method to be in a relaxed state while keeping the focus on a sound, image, or word and removing any other distractions from the mind. 

Chakra-based Yoga

Chakras are what help us comprehend how the energy body, the mind, and the spirit are connected to the physical body. When you do experience yoga therapy with the help of the chakras, then you will be able to identify and free up any energy or emotional blocks that you are feeling and make the posture you are in much stronger. This type of yoga therapy is not about advanced postures but rather about learning how to be at a certain level of advanced awareness for oneself. 



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