Yog Niketan Dham

Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy: All yoga practices are known to have their wellness and therapeutic advantages for the human body, mind, and soul. Since the evolution of yoga arose nearly 5,000 years ago, yoga therapy has deeply established itself in Indian civilization and the world.

Yogis and gurus have practiced yoga in the Himalayas for decades, which slowly came into existence globally with more advancement. It focuses explicitly on recovering deformities and healing by applying techniques such as correcting the body posturebreathing techniques, and meditation.


Indian philosophers profounded three kinds of sicknesses, and these were:

  • Spiritual unawareness
  • Mental issues
  • Physical problems

Yoga therapy takes into account every aspect of the human life – physical, emotional, and mental. Even most of the people take their first steps towards yoga through physical practices, here it is important to remember that the yogic lifestyle is much more than a few stretchings and poses. Yoga therapy is an easy tool for those who are unable to stay on yoga mat longer. It is basically a combination of simple movements, aligning body parts with deep relaxation.

How does Yoga Therapy work?

Yoga therapy is the onliest therapy that treats the whole body rather than focusing on an individual body part or system.

It works on the body’s innate capacity, and the mind can develop inner strength.

While regular yoga classes are suitable for lifting your mood and easing joint aches and pains, a private yoga chikitsa session goes beyond what it considers you as an individual.

There are four components of yoga therapy for curing a particular body ailment, and these are:-

  • Align the physical body.
  • To make breathing deeper.
  • Motion to the affected part.
  • Firm pressure on acupressure points.

During Yoga TTC India, we employ yoga therapy as the primary practice to work on recovering many health issues, and it works exceptionally well in fixing these ailments:-

  1. Freezing shoulders;
  2. Herniated disc problem;
  3. Spinal stenosis;
  4. Sciatica;
  5. Shoulders Arthritis;
  6. Knee Arthritis.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Ayurveda states, “ya kriyavyadhiharni sa chikitsa nighadhayate”, meaning that the process of curing different ailments in the human body by using various tools, treatments, and kriyas is known as yoga chikitsa. Yogic science plays a symbolic role in the practice of therapeutic yoga. It includes the following resources and yoga practices:-

Yama Niyama

Eight limbs of yoga


Yogic cleansing practices


Yoga postures


Yogic Breathing

Bandhas and Mudras

Energy Locks



What are the benefits of Yoga Therapy?


The health benefits of yoga therapy are above and beyond the scope of physical well-being.

After regular dedicated practice and determination, a lot can be improved and healed.

While a lot is yet to come regarding its therapeutic characteristics, the following are some of the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga chikitsa are as under:

  • Yoga therapy supports in promoting relaxation the nervous system and reducing stress level in the body, and the mind.
  • It helps in controlling and curing muscle tension, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other mental issues that can effect the quality of life.
  • Regular practice of yoga chikitsa may help in reducing inflammation in the body. It is well known to reduce inflammatory markers from the organs.
  • Yoga practitioners with years of experience are known to have a lower blood pressure rate that prevents several heart conditions such as attacks and strokes.
  • Researchers have been proven that people who live a yogic life have better cholesterol levels. In fact, the heart diseases in these patients are to be minimum as well.
  • Chronic pain conditions such as knee arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other bone and muscle injuries are treated by the regular practice.
  • Pranayama which is known as breathing exercise, improves breathing retention. This, in turn, is well known to strengthen the vital capacity meaning that such people have very less chances of lung diseases, asthma, and other related conditions.
How does Yoga Therapy work?
  • Pranic awareness, control, and holding techniques.
  • Visualization and meditative approach for self identity.
  • Physical movements and postures ranging from mild to vigorous levels.
  • Particular practices that target areas of discomfort or cater to circulatory system, and musculoskeletal disproportions.
  • Target particular areas and to work on several injuries.

Additionally, we also offer you a chance to practice and learn several other forms of alternative therapies such as:

  • Ayurveda
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Reiki treatments
  • Pranic healing (Prana treatment);
  • Mantra practices
  • Yagna practices or fire rituals