Yog Niketan Dham

Yoga Therapy

                                                             History of 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 civilisation and the world.

Yogis and gurus have practised yoga in the Himalayas for decades. With further advancement, yoga therapy slowly came into existence globally.

Yoga therapy was used by yoga masters as a medium to determine the root of the problem and then to prescribe a proper routine to alleviate the ailment. 

Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya is considered the forefather of advanced yoga and yoga therapy. 

In 1900, he started yoga chikitsa as one of the main practices to tackle the problems related to physical and mental disabilities.


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

Yoga therapy takes into account every aspect of human life – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. A yoga teacher/ yoga therapist observes the condition of the person and reccomends the follow up procedure.

It focuses explicitly on recovering deformities and healing by applying techniques such as correcting body posturebreathing techniques, and meditation.

Even though most people take their first steps towards yoga through physical exercises, here it is important to remember that the yogic lifestyle is much more than a few stretchings and yoga poses.

It is an easy tool for those who are unable to stay on a yoga mat longer. It is a combination of yoga postures, stretching movements, and aligning body parts with deep breathing.

What is Yoga Therapy?

Ayurveda states, “Ya Kriya vyadhiharni 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. 

It combines yoga exercises with a stretching module to attain proper body alignment. Each individual must select specific yogic chikitsa fundamentals.  

Yogic science plays a symbolic role in the practice of therapeutic yoga. It has a great collection of several modules, which includes different practices. 

                                            What to expect from Yoga Therapy 

  1.  Observation and details of the concerned issue.
  2. A detailed conversation with the yoga therapist.
  3. A right procedure to be followed.
  4. To prescribe the time period to be taken for the particular therapy.
  5. Regular practice and consistency in yogic chikitsa.
  6. To analyse the results and to examine their effects.

                                                   What Yoga Therapy Can Help With?

  • Postural Deformities
  • Migraine and Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Arthritis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Phobias
  • Emotional instability
  • Chakras activation
  • Autism
  • Trauma


Ashtanga Yoga

Eight limbs of yoga


Yogic cleansing practices


Yoga postures


Yogic Breathing

Bandhas and Mudras

Energy Locks

Yoga Nidra

Deep meditative state

What are the benefits of Yoga Therapy?


The health benefits of yogic chikitsa go beyond limited physical well-being. They go deeper and directly affect mental and emotional equilibrium.

Your yoga therapist applies particular Asanas to improve blood circulation, breath work for calmness, stretching movements for enhancing flexibility, and meditation for inner balance. 

You may feel the changes, and you can improve and heal accordingly. While much is yet to come regarding its therapeutic characteristics. 

The following are some of the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga Chikitsa are as under :

How does Yoga Therapy work?

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