Frequently Asked Questions
What Conditions Can Be Treated Through Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy can be used to treat:
Back pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, foot pain, neck pain, injuries, heart conditions, asthma, chronic fatigue, insomnia, headaches, migraines, arthritis, respiratory disorders, IBS/Poor digestion, athletic performance, hypertension, Multiple sclerosis, Chemotherapy side effects, stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic and long term pain and long term illnesses
Is Yoga A Complementary Therapy?
Yoga can be both a primary and complementary therapy. This depends on your type of ailment, the instructions provided by your physician, and your therapist’s treatment.
If you are suffering from a severe injury, your physician may prescribe physical or yoga therapy as a complementary therapy for recovery. If you are suffering from other types of ailments that don’t require a doctor’s prescription for physical therapy (like improving poor digestion or athletic performance) then yoga can function as a primary therapy method.
What Does A Yoga Therapist Do?
A certified yoga therapist works to help you find a solution to your particular ailment through yoga exercises and meditation. When you first start, your therapist will conduct an initial assessment to find out what the focus of the class needs to be (reduce stress, aid in physical recovery, improve digestion, etc.).
The yoga therapist will then focus on guiding you through the lessons, practicing different breathing techniques, postures, and mental mindfulness in order to improve your condition.