Yoga on the surface has a similar focus to physiotherapy:
improving muscle strength and balance, postural alignment, and optimal movement to promote fitness and health.
It has so much more…through its 7 other ‘limbs’ (there are 8 limbs to Yoga) which include breathing practices, meditation, and guides for good living both personally and within your environment, it enhances your well-being and quality of life. Qualities such as enhanced vitality, longevity, digestive health, sleep, improved posture, and calm the body and mind.
Yoga is medicine for mind and body. It is non-invasive, holistic, and natural. It can help reduce, eliminate or manage your symptoms, reduce suffering, improve function, restore balance (body and the mind), help prevent the occurrence or recurrence of underlying causes of pain or illness, increase vitality, and improve your attitude to life.
“Yoga Therapy is the application of holistic healing practices by a trained therapist to help individuals heal from physical and psychological pain and dysfunction”.
The six principles of yoga:
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Medical experts state that practicing yoga regularly, even as little as one class per week, can be a safe and effective way to improve mobility, increase function, and reduce pain.
It has the tools to address the root causes of pain and suffering of the individual.
Yoga views the individual as the integration of multidimensional systems involving all aspects of body, breath, mind, intellect, emotions, and spirit.