Yoga Therapy – THERAPEUTIC YOGA
Practicing the recommended yoga asanas will first rejuvenate the body and then tackle the causes of the ailment. Yoga can help to improve and heal parts of the body that are injured, traumatised or neglected. Movement of the body in asanas stimulates injured joints, muscles or organs by increasing the flow of blood to these parts. The practice of yoga also increases the pain threshold.
The word yoga originated from the Sanskrit version of ‘Yuj’ which means to unite, to join, to harness, to yoke, to contact, or to merge. Yoga means union or reunion between soul and supreme soul or the merging of body, mind and the soul. It is the union between the individual self and the universal self or in our common lingo, we merge ourselves with the prapanjam (universe). One has to detach from the physical world or all the materialistic form in life to experience the very basic of yoga principles. Yoga is a journey of experience to meet the ultimate almighty in the universe around us and beyond our imaginations.