Integrated Yoga Therapy
Integrated Yoga Therapy (IYT) uses the techniques of yoga:
Asana-postures, pranayama-breathing, relaxation and meditation
The sister science of yoga which on a rudimentary level is food as medicine
Meditation and pracitce of feeling the body, identifying the patterns of the mind and habitual behaviour, cultivating learning to live
in the present moment, and introducing choice in place of reaction.
In Yoga the Asana are used as a way into uniting the body, mind and breath. As an analogy:
They are a way of clearing the road systems in the map of the body so that all the traffic within it can run freely and does not stop
and build up congestion.
Using Ayurveda for your body type will also help to clear the traffic, and help to balance your system.
Using Mindfulness techniques along the way people begin to unite with feeling their bodies again and gradually become very aware of what their minds are busy doing all the time.
The ultimate aim of IYT for any practitioner is to develop balance within a system. Where there is balance there is harmony.
I have scratched at the surface of IYT here, it is an extremely powerful tool using not only physical exercises.
YT is only affective if the client wishes to aim for balance and a better understanding of their specific illness/disease/injury.
I offer the tools and experience to you, and it is then in your hands as to how far you would like to take it.
Contact me to arrange a yoga therapy session.
Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner. Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels. TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar