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Health / Hälsa
What is Yoga Therapy?
I’d like to share Amanda Pfennig’s article from the Huffington post.
“Yoga therapy involves the adaptation and application of traditional yoga techniques and practices, including poses, pranayama and meditation, to help individuals facing health challenges at any level manage their condition, restore balance and move towards optimum overall well-being. While all yoga can be therapeutic on some level, there is a major distinction between traditional yoga classes and yoga therapy sessions. And with more healthcare practitioners referring their patients to yoga, educating the medical community, yoga teachers and potential students on the differences is extremely relevant as many yoga classes may aggravate rather than alleviate symptoms for an individual.”
Is Yoga a Therapy?
Ganesh Mohan on Yoga as Therapy
The foundation of yoga is self-management. A yoga teacher cannot practice yoga in place of her student. The student has to do it herself, whether it be exercises on the mat, breathing, or meditation.
Traditionally, the methods of yoga were not intended as treatment. Yoga was intended to be a journey of self-transformation. Yet, when does healing end, and self-transformation begin?
Health is balance. Extremes in body or mind are rarely healthful. Thus the science of therapeutic yoga lies in using the skills of working with the body-mind complex to restore balance.
If I have back pain, I may not be able to sit in meditation comfortably. The skill of alignment, stabilization, strengthening, better posture in daily life, gentle release, breathing, and stress reduction, can all help to bring the function of the back to a better balance. A yoga teacher can teach this; if taught appropriately and practiced sincerely, back pain usually does reduce.
This is as much yoga as it is therapy. Perhaps, such “yoga therapy” is even more “yoga” than a pain-free individual putting his leg behind his head or dropping back into a wheel pose. After all, the goal of yoga is fundamentally to reduce suffering and improve quality of life, and that is the goal of any therapy too.
The skills of self-care are both preventive and healing. Yoga as a holistic self-management skill is valuable in both health and disease, whether we label it therapy or fitness.
– Ganesh Mohan
What is yoga as therapy useful for / För vad kan yoga som terapi användas?
Yoga som terapi kan användas för
ryggbesvär, högt blodtryck, ledbesvär, PTSD, skolios, parkinson, artrit, förbättrad hållning, immunnedsättning, idrottsskador, stress, viktminskning, förbättrad andhämtning, sömnbesvär, osteoporos, depression och ångest, fibromyalgi, muskelsjukdomar, skelettsjukdomar
Yoga as therapy is useful for
back care, high blood pressure, joint pain, PTSD, scoliosis, parkinson’s disease, arthritis, poor posture, immune function, sports Injuries, stress related issues, weight loss, breathing difficulties, sleep issues, musculoskeletal conditions, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety, fibromyalgia
Yoga as therapy / yoga som terapi
Yoga kan vara en komplementär metod vid sidan av traditionell medicinsk behandling vid ett antal olika tillstånd. Observera att yogan inte ersätter medicinering eller annan medicinsk behandling. Förutom vid
besvär i ländryggen och nedre extremiteterna
hals- och bröstryggen och övre extremiteterna
andningsorganen och hjärt-kärlsystemet
kan yoga användas för att må bra psykiskt, motverka stress, förbättra sömnen, ge lindring vid neurologiskt betingade besvär, för att bara nämna några av de påfrestningar som livet kan bjuda på.
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Yoga can be an complementary method in addition to traditional allopathic medical treatment for a number of conditions. Please observe that yoga never is a substitute for medication or medical treatment. Besides
for disorders of the lumbar spine and lower limb
for disorders of the cervical and thoracic spine and upper limb
for respiratory and cardiovascular disorders
yoga can be used for mental well-being, counteracting stress, promoting good sleep, soothing and alleviating neurological conditions, to mention only a few of the strains we are faced with in life.
Call +46 723 06 17 07 for a consultation or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yogaterapi / Yoga Therapy
Vi ser till individen och skapar möjlighet för henne att hela sig själv med yogans verktyg.
We look at the person and empower them to heal themselves through the tools of yoga.
Yoga för seniorer / Yoga for the golden age
Dagens “seniorer” är aktiva människor. Kroppen åldras dock, det är ett ovedersägligt faktum. Yoga är ett sätt att hålla leder och muskler och sinne i trim. Fördelen är att yogan arbetar på flera nivåer, inte enbart den fysiska. Ring eller mejla för information om kurser och tider, 0723061707 eller email@example.com
Yoga for the golden age. Maybe jumping around on a mat doesn’t appeal to you anymore. No worry, yoga can be applied in many different ways, to suit all age groups. Yoga works on different levels, the physical, mental and spiritual. All of these become more important as we age. Call or email for information on classes and times, 0723061707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Yoga is a transformational practice, not a feel good practice” – AG Mohan
“Yoga is a transformational practice, not a feel good practice” – AG Mohan
Svastha Yoga Therapy: Holistic Health – Dr. Ganesh Mohan 3. – 7. 10. 2014 in Prague
In this professional program on yoga therapy, we aim to bring you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga and ayurveda combined with modern medicine.This module focuses on holistic health and an integrative approach to yoga therapy. Taught by Ganesh Mohan from the respected Indian family of Mohans we will learn specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address Stress and anxiety related conditions through yoga. We have designed this program especially for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners, but it should also be of interest to people from related fields. The goal is to enable participants to integrate newly acquired knowledge immediately in their teaching, particularly in private sessions.
Program of Module 7: Holistic health:
1. Case studies of different health problems of body, breath, and mind.
2. Assorted conditions that require input from information in multiple modules (e.g. diabetes, cancer etc)
3. Analyzing and applying modifications of asana, pranayama, meditation for different people and needs.
4. Holistic sequencing combining goals of body, breath, and mind.
5. Practical sequences for different therapeutic needs.
Ganesh Mohan, son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related areas such as Vedic chanting. He is a doctor, formally trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of the Mohans’ book, Yoga Therapy. He is deeply interested in the profound wisdom of the Yogasutras of Patanjali, which he continues to study and teach. He is also co-translator of Yoga Yajnavalkya, with AG Mohan.
Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali by Hariharananda Aranya
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are universally acknowledged as the fundamental text on yoga and meditation in the Indian classical tradition. This English translation o ‘Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali’ is widely regarded as the most authoritative and authentic that has been available in recent times. It is a serious and clear presentation of Patanjali’s sutras and Vyasa’s Bhasya, providing these basic texts both in the original Sanskrit and in readable and accurate English. These classical works are augmented by the commentary of Swami Hariharananda Aranya, a scholar and yogi of great repute, who, in his lifetime, was the foremost exponent in India of the Samkhya Yoga system of which the Yoga Aphorisms of Pantanjali are the principle work.