Yog Niketan Dham

Yogic Chikitsa or Yoga Therapy

All forms of yoga are known to have therapeutic benefits for the human body and mind. Ever since the evolution of yoga around 5,000 years ago, yoga therapy has been deep rooted in our civilization. Practiced by sages and gurus all around the world, this kind of therapy focuses on the healing aspects of yoga through the application of specific instruments such as breathing techniques, meditation practices, as well as postures.

Indian philosophers mentioned three kinds of sickness and these were:

  • Spiritual Problems
  • Mental Problems
  • Physical Problems

Yoga therapy takes into account every aspect of the human life – physical, emotional, and mental. Though most people take their first steps towards yoga through physical practices, it is important to remember that the yogic lifestyle is much more than a few stretched and poses.

Make your health better with Yoga Theraphy

Yogic Chikitsa is unique in the way that it treats the whole body as a whole rather than focusing on an individual part or system. It works with the natural capacity of your mind and body so your inner strength can be optimized.

While your regular yoga sessions are good to lift your mood and ease common aches and pains, a personal yoga therapy session goes further beyond as it takes into account you as an individual.

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 different tools, treatments and kriyas is known as Yogic Chikitsa, or Yoga Therapy. Yogic science plays a significant role in the practice of yoga therapy. It covers the following resources of yoga to heal patients:

Yama Niyama

Limbs of Yoga

Shatkarmas

Yogic Cleansing

Asanas

Yoga Posture

Pranayama

Yogic Breathing

Bandhas and Mudras

Energy Locks

Dhyana

Meditation

What are the benefits of Yoga Therapy?

The health benefits of yoga therapy go above and beyond the scope of physical wellbeing. With dedicated practice and determination, there is a lot that can be healed. While a lot is yet to be discovered regarding the therapeutic characteristics of yoga therapy, following are some of the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga:

  • Yoga helps in promoting relaxation and reducing stress in the human body.
  • It helps in curing fatigue, depression, anxiety, and other such mental health issues that can hamper your quality of life.
  • Regular practice of yoga may help in reducing inflammation. While normal inflammation is not so dangerous, chronic inflammation can lead to several severe ailments such as heart diseases, cancer, as well as diabetes. Yoga is known to reduce inflammatory markers in the human body.
  • Yoga practitioners with years of expertise are known to have a lower blood pressure that prevents several heart conditions such as attacks and strokes – common conditions caused due to high blood pressure.
  • Research has shown 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 yoga.
  • Pranayama, also known as yogic breathing, improved better breathing control among humans. This, in turn, is 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 do we offer?

The health benefits of yoga therapy go above and beyond the scope of physical wellbeing. With dedicated practice and determination, there is a lot that can be healed. While a lot is yet to be discovered regarding the therapeutic characteristics of yoga therapy, following are some of the scientifically proven health benefits of yoga:

  • Breath control and techniques
  • Visualization and meditation practices
  • Physical movements and postures ranging from mild to vigorous
  • Specific practices that target areas of discomfort or cater to musculoskeletal disproportions
  • Specific practices that target areas of discomfort or cater to musculoskeletal disproportions

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

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

To know more about the yoga therapy courses we offer as well as our teacher training programs, do not hesitate to contact us via email.