Yoga Therapy

A Brief History of Yoga Therapy

Some of the many conditions Yoga therapy has relieved are: Depression, insomnia, breathing difficulties, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, mourning, sciatica and muscle tension, autoimmune illnesses, nervousness, perfectionism, and many other ailments.

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Yoga Therapy Yesterday and Today

There are many ways to incorporate Yoga into daily life. While more beneficial when done regularly as part of an overall practice, stretches, deep breathing, and relaxation can provide therapeutic benefits at any time and place.

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Yoga Techniques for Substance Abuse

Although scientific research has been limited, there is strong anecdotal evidence to support the practice of Yoga in the treatment and…

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Yoga for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Pranayama, mantra, asana, meditation, and relaxation techniques are all useful. Although the Yogic diet runs parallel to Ayurvedic recommendations, it would be wise to consult directly with an Ayurvedic doctor. In order for patient and doctor to get the full picture, it is always good to have a direct consultation.

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Yoga & Self-Hypnosis to Quit Smoking

In his second yoga sutra, Patanjali defines yoga as the “conscious process of gaining mastery over the mind”. By practicing self-hypnosis, asanas, pranayamas, kriyas and meditation, we develop awareness of our body, breathing and thoughts. This awareness awakens inner knowledge and wisdom that helps us better know ourselves.

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The Yogic Method for Dealing with Panic Attacks

By Ishrattasleem Tasleem Research and clinical studies about Yogic therapy seem to indicate that the mind and body are connected with each other in a holistic way. In turn, yoga works to reduce suffering from mental distress, depression and anxiety, with daily practice. Everyone experiences feelings of stress and anxiety at times in his or …

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Return of the Old School

Joint and associated muscle group movement helps to augment both Venous and Lymphatic circulation. This helps to prevent venous pooling and lower limb cellular waste accumulation. The venous system does not have the same pressure gradient as the arterial system and relies on venous cusps within the veins and the constant muscular skeletal augmentation to allow the blood to return to the heart for recirculation. The anti-gastric exercises in part II facilitate the gravitational return of blood back to the heart as the lower limbs are often placed at a higher angle than the thoracic cavity.

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Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma

Yoga helps survivors of trauma to feel comfortable within their own body once more, and it also helps to provide them with coping mechanisms that can be employed outside of the yoga studio or doctor’s office to deal with the aftermath of the trauma. Many people who suffer from trauma find that it can be more difficult to deal with the triggers and upsetting times that follow the trauma than it is to deal with the trauma itself.

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