Yoga Therapy comprises of a wide range of mind/body practises from postural and breathing exercises to deep relaxation and meditation. Yoga therapy tailors these to the health needs of the individual. It helps to promote all-round positive health, as well as assisting particular medical conditions.
Yoga has been used to compliment traditional Indian medicine (Ayurveda) for thousands of years. Yoga therapy is created by the merging of traditional yoga with modern medicine. Swami Kuvalayananda applied the methods of modern medical science to study the physiological effects and therapeutic applications of yoga in the early 1920’s in Mumbai which was the beginning of yoga therapy. These practises spread throughout India and into the western world.
Yoga Therapy can be applied for a wide range of physical and mental-emotional conditions, for structural problems such as low back pain, arthritis, shoulder pain, for respiratory conditions such as asthma, it improves the capacity of the lungs, reduces sinusitis, for diseases of the digestive system, such as irritable bowel syndrome and helping to clear and regulate movement of the bowel, for many other common health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, hypertension, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
Yoga Therapy can also be applied to Women’s health to help with conditions such as regulate the side effects of menopause, regulate periods and reduce or eliminate menstrual abdominal pain; it can be effective in treating infertility.
Yoga Therapy is also known to be highly beneficial in terminal cancer, blood pressure ailments, and heart problems, reduces varicose veins and improves circulation, corrects bad body posture, improves muscle and joint flexibility, builds bone and relieves and cures painful ailments. Yoga therapy can also be beneficial to the elderly, helping them to maintain and promote good health.
The above list is by no means exhaustive. If you have a health concern and would like to know if Yoga therapy will help, contact me!! It is not necessary to have experience of yoga before beginning Yoga Therapy.
What to expect in a yoga therapy session:
- An individualised confidential Consultation and Assessment is done.
- The yoga therapist will then design a balanced holistic yoga programme personally designed to suit the needs of each person, adapting it as the clients experience or yoga increases.
- Each individual will be encouraged to take an active role in their own healing
- Breathing techniques will be a part of the programme to teach breath and body awareness and to develop an understanding of stress and the role it plays in people’s lives. Also for pain management, how to manage pain with the assistance of breath work.
Initial consultation/assessment: €80 usually takes 11/2 hours
Subsequent visits €60 and can last up to an hour depending on your requirements.
Contact Eileen for more details or to make a booking.