Yog Niketan Dham


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


Yogis and yoga gurus mainly practiced yogic Chikitsa in the Himalayas, which slowly came into practice globally. It focuses explicitly on recovering deformities and healing by applying different instruments such as correcting the body posture, body alignment,  breathing techniques, and meditation practices.

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

  • Spiritual Problems
  • Mental Problems
  • Physical Problems

Yoga as 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.

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 therapy session goes beyond what it considers you as an individual.

Mainly there are Four principles of a Yoga Chikitsa session for curing a particular body part, and these are:-

  • Align the physical body.
  • You are aligning and stretching the body parts.
  • Motion to the part.
  • Deep pressure on Acupressure points.

During YTTC in Rishikesh, India, we employ yoga as 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 or Yoga Therapy. Yogic science plays a symbolic role in the practice of yoga therapy. It includes the following resources of yoga to heal patients:

Yama Niyama

Limbs of Yoga


Yogic Cleansing


Yoga Posture


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 it as under:

  • It supports in promoting relaxation and reducing stress in the body, and the mind.
  • It helps in controlling and curing muscle tension, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other such mental health issues that can obstruct quality of life.
  • Regular practice of yoga chikitsa may help in reducing inflammation. It is well known to reduce inflammatory markers from the organs.
  • Yoga practitioners with years of expertise are known to have a lower blood pressure rate that prevents several heart conditions such as attacks and strokes which are common conditions caused due to high blood pressure.
  • Researchers have been proven that people who live a yogic life have better cholesterol levels. In fact, the progression of heart diseases in these patients are known to reduce as well.
  • Chronic pain conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other bone and muscle injuries are known to have been treated by the regular guided practice of traditional yoga.
  • Pranayama which is known as yogic breathing exercise, improves breathing control during the treatments. This, in turn, is well known to strengthen the vital capacity meaning that such people have very less chances of suffering from lung diseases, asthma, and other related conditions.
What does Yogic Therapy do?
  • 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.

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