Yoga is a Sanskrit that means ‘union’. Yoga means union with
God, and union of ego self with the divine self.
Most people in India as well as abroad consider Yoga as just
Hath Yoga which is related to body postures. But Yoga is much more than just
Raj Yoga is the true science of Yoga which is all about self realization or connecting human consciousness with the divine consciousness.
Yoga in its true sense is a spiritual disciple. It’s both art as well as science. It is science as it explains practical ways to integrate body, mind and spirit and bring them in perfect harmony.
For example, a physically ill body isn’t able to concentrate or meditate. Likewise, a dispirited or depressed person becomes physically weak and dysfunctional.
According to one of the great masters of yoga therapy from the 1900s, TVK Desikachar
“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.”
Yoga works primarily with Prana or the energy in the body through pranayama, which means energy control. Prana also means breath; hence, by controlling the breath we try to calm the mind and attain a higher state of consciousness.
Yoga is an ancient science and thousands of years old, originating from India. Yoga philosophy has been introduced in the Vedic literature written over 5000 years ago.
Yoga Therapy is using all the Yoga techniques – Hath Yoga, or guided meditation, pranayama etc, in order to improve an individual’s physical, mental as well as spiritual health.
Yoga brings about a perfect balance among mind, body and spirit, and connects self with the divine. Modern yoga therapy covers a broad range of therapeutic techniques, incorporating elements from both physical therapy and psychotherapy.
Few work exclusively as Yoga therapists, but several psychotherapists or clinical psychologists also offer Yoga Therapy along with psychotherapy or psychological counseling.
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