Yoga therapy

Yoga is a sport as well as an ancestral Indian art which has become, in a few decades, an extremely popular activity in the world and especially in France. Indeed, the benefits of yoga are numerous: relaxation, muscle strengthening, body toning, complete detox... So many benefits in a single sport!

This is why yoga therapy was born: this discipline allows to treat patients suffering from illnesses using yoga exercises and a certain philosophy of life. Between letting go, increasing vitality and considerably improving physical condition, yogatherapy has proven effects, complementary to medical treatment.


Yoga therapy: accessible and beneficial for everyone

If it is true that yogatherapy is more particularly addressed to people suffering from physical or psychic illnesses, it is also open to healthy people who wish to maintain their body. Indeed, a therapeutic yoga session allows you to practice yoga postures such as the sun salutation in complete serenity.

With a yoga teacher, during group or individual classes, anyone can participate in a yoga class and thus practice each postures, each breathing strengthening exercise as well as stretching to increase flexibility.

It is not necessary to be sick to participate in a yoga therapy session. The regular practice of yoga involves for any individual a work on the body and mind: practitioners sculpt their abdominal muscles while remaining Zen through meditation and breathing : "Close your lips and contemplate the depths of the sea inside you".

To participate in a yogatherapy session, you can contact your nearest yoga center and ask to practice yogatherapy instead of traditional yoga. In this way, you will kill two birds with one stone by maintaining your body through therapy and practicing different forms of yoga such as :

• Yoga Nidra,
• Vinyasa Yoga,
• Hatha Yoga,
• Ayurveda Yoga,
• Iyengar Yoga,
• Kundalini Yoga,
• Ashtanga Yoga.

So don't be afraid to sign up for a class: yogatherapy can only improve your physical and spiritual condition. You will be able to enjoy the benefits of yoga and participate in group meditation classes!





People suffering from mild aches and pains

Yogatherapy, as you will have understood, is a discipline that is primarily intended for people suffering from more or less minor ailments. In fact, it can be used to partially or totally treat low intensity ailments and thus replace a long and tedious medical treatment with playful and relaxing yoga exercises.

Yogatherapy can indeed treat several types of physical or psychological ailments:

• Sleep disorders,
• Chronic anxiety,
• Back pain,
• Sciatica,
• Heart problems,
• Chronic pain,
• Daily stress,
• Hypertension,
• Troubled breathing.

It is through the art of posture, the Asanas, that yogatherapy uses yoga to work the patient's body. It allows him to practice physical activity and thus strengthens it. In addition, it focuses on exercise and frees the patient from stress, so it is easy to understand how yogatherapy can treat back pain or anxiety.

Yogatherapy also has strong effects on the airways because of its many breathing exercises. This allows you to regain your vital energy through gentle practices and thus to better fight against physical problems, but also mental problems since breathing is very much linked to stress.

In short, yogatherapy combines two strong concepts to treat minor ailments: sophrology through meditative and relaxing techniques, and the practice of yoga through a series of postures that work the body in depth. Breathing exercises are also called Pranayama in the language of yoga.

Of course, it is strongly advised to anyone who would like to get rid of their pathology to practice yoga therapy on a daily or at least very regular basis. These sessions can be done in the gym with a yogatherapist or at home individually by following the advice learned during the classes.

In conclusion, if you suffer from a physical or mental problem that does not require heavy medical treatment, then you have the possibility to treat yourself in a natural way, drawing on your own resources, through yogatherapy. What better way to overcome your own pain?




Patients with significant medical conditions

This also applies to yogatherapy, which, when practiced over the long term, strengthens the body and mind in a lasting way. If this discipline is perfect for solving small health problems, it is also very useful to accompany a heavy medical treatment treating a much more serious illness.

With the help of the yoga mat, seriously ill patients can thus alleviate some of the side effects of the treatments or alleviate the pain related to their condition through yoga workshops. These patients will benefit from learning the particular philosophy of yoga therapy.

However, it must be emphasized that yogatherapy cannot replace modern medical treatment. Under no circumstances can one cure cancer or Parkinson's disease without using the means of contemporary medicine. Yogatherapy can therefore only be a complement to these treatments, but is very useful to accompany them.

Yogatherapy can also be used to accompany pregnant women during their pregnancy through a prenatal yoga class. In this way, expectant mothers can get rid of the anxieties related to childbirth, keep their body maintained despite the pregnancy and maintain their vitality.

If you suffer from an important condition that requires heavy treatment, don't rule out yoga therapy, which will have beneficial effects on your body and your morale. It can sometimes speed up the healing process and allow the patient to come out of it stronger. So don't hesitate if you have the capacity!


Choosing Yogatherapy to Manage Stress and Relaxation

Yogatherapy is a discipline that allows you to practice sports regularly, but its effectiveness is really revealed when it comes to healing psychological problems. Indeed, yogatherapy focuses on several elements that make up the individual: emotions, thoughts, beliefs and of course the body.

The practice of yogatherapy helps develop the patient's serenity and thus potentiate his or her energy to bring about healing. It is adapted to each patient according to his or her pathology and is therefore personalized to best respond to the person's physical or mental health concerns.

In today's society, it is not uncommon for anyone you may meet to find themselves too anxious, stressed by their daily life or psychologically wounded by life events. Yogatherapy allows us to provide therapy for these types of problems. Its objective can be summarized as follows: "The mind is everything. If the mind has lost its freedom, you lose yours. If the mind is free, you are free too".


The rigorous practice of yoga poses allows one to focus on effort and on the present time: it therefore frees the patient from unnecessary troubles that overwhelm him or her. During a session, the patient can relax and think of nothing but himself. The patient is "cured" when he manages to keep this state of mind in everyday life.

We can therefore affirm, once again, that yogatherapy is accessible to all types of people because we all have worries, low morale and deep troubles. Confronting them and working on our own serenity is the ultimate goal of yogatherapy: to feel better in one's head is the basis for being well in one's body and in one's life!