Yoga therapy is a type of movement therapy that uses yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditation, and guided imagery to improve mental and physical health. Focusing holistically, yoga therapy encourages the integration of mind, body, and spirit. Modern yoga therapy covers a broad range of therapeutic modalities, incorporating elements from physical therapy, traditional yoga practices and various wellness techniques.
Because of its concentration on mind and body integration, yoga therapy is extremely effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, chronic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Yoga therapy sessions are conducted in one-on-one or small group settings and are customized to the client’s needs. Yoga therapy can be provided as an adjunct therapy to complement other forms of treatment, or it can be used to directly treat a specific issue—before or after—other forms of treatment.