Yoga therapy is special. How is it different from regular yoga? In a regular yoga class, the focus is on yoga postures which mainly strengthen muscles and keep one fit and healthy. This is great. However, some individuals might find it challenging to incorporate conscious breathing with mindful yoga movements at the same time to get the most out of the practice.

Yoga therapy, on the other hand, is a personalized yoga practice that aims to address the specific needs or challenges of an individual rather than a general group. It is recommended for individuals who are looking for a holistic way of taking care of their health challenges like injuries, chronic pain, fears of illness, anxiety and depression.

Yoga therapy helps create an experience of re-connecting self with bodily functions, its capabilities and its challenges with the help of yoga tools and techniques. It also allows space for acceptance and the re-building of trust within oneself with peace and gratitude as the anchors for healing.The manifestations of these empowering experiences in the body and mind, often impact how the individual live his beliefs, take proactive actions and interact with the world. It is worth every effort when one sees the progress of commitment kick start a more pleasant way of living with better health and wellbeing.

Yoga therapy can only be successful through the conscientious efforts of the individual with the support of his/her yoga therapist. Time, discipline and perseverence are necessary for both to walk the journey together to achieve an improved quality of life. This is hence the best reward one can expect from the work of yoga therapy.