“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.”
Tirumalai Krishnamacharya Venkata Desikachar
Find your way out
from the vicious & exhausting circle
of the chronic disease.
Learn how to make
your body & mind stronger
with the help of Yoga Therapy.
Complementary mind & body therapy
that may help cancer patients to
manage the symptoms,
adverse effects of the treatment
& improve the quality of life.
Explore the power of your
femininity or masculinity,
boost your fertility
strengthening your body
stress & anxiety removal.
Bring back the lost
balance & equanimity
to the inner world of your mind.
Gain the mastery over the mind through complementary therapy of Yoga.
physically, mentally & emotionally.
The restorative yoga practice
will bring your body back to a state of
balance & harmony.
Remove the limitating factor of back pain out of your daily life.
Experience the pain relief
& regain your well-being
with the gentle personalized practice
of yoga therapy.
Ayurveda & Yoga therapy
understand your body type,
discard the excess load
put up some healthy grams
& sculpt your ideal healthy body.
stress, tension & sickness
arising from your working activities
take a toll
on your body & mind.
Learn how to
recover from work-related issues
& prevent their recurrence.
A chronic condition is described as a long term (more than 3 months) persisting illness or condition (syndromes, physical impairments, disabilities or some infectious diseases).
There are multiple factors which can cause the chronic disease outbreak. The biggest impact is having the health damaging behavior such as:
Use of yoga therapy in cases of chronic illnesses has been proven as very beneficial.
Proper asana and pranayama practice can reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue in people living with chronic illness which has a direct impact on immune function improvement. Within the framework of yoga therapy the client is taught about self-management and how to maintain healthier life style according to his/her condition and body type.
Every yoga therapy program is continuously observed and regularly assessed by the Yoga therapist. This method is keeping the yoga healing program updated according to actual student's needs, prevents the condition worsening and helping to lower the doses of medication.
Cancer is described as disease that results when cells start dividing uncontrollably. Uncontrolled growth of the cells can lead to the tumor formation, damaging the immune system or other impairment which can be fatal. Cancerous cells are using oxygen and nutrients that would usually nourish other cells and they can spread over the body and cause metastasis in other tissues and organs. Once cancer is diagnosed the patient requires a special and usually long-term treatment which can include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery. The patients has to face not only the cancer itself accompanied with psychological issues, but also the treatment itself which can have devastating impact on the patient's health.
Yoga is one of the suggested therapeutic activities which are helping to overcome the painful treatment regimens, exhausting post-treatment phases, body weakness, stress, anxiety and emotional trauma. It can come into picture during the diagnosis, treatment and post cancer management.
Yoga therapy helps to:
Problems associated with reproductive can be divided into 3 groups.
>> Cancer affecting
>> Menstrual disorders such as:
>> Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
>> Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD)
>> Primary ovarian insufficiency (premature ovarian failure)
>> Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
>> Prolapsed uterus
>> Uterine fibroids
>> Polyps in the pelvic cavity
>> Hormonal imbalance
>> Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
>> Penile, testicular and prostate cancer
>> Erectile dysfunction
>> Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
>> Varicocele or dilated veins around testicle
>> Hydrocele or fluid around testicle
>> Testosterone deficiency
>> Sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Infertility is defined as a couple's inability to conceive after one year of unprotected intercourse. It can be caused by numerous conditions in one or both partners or a combination of circumstances.
Female infertility can be caused by:
Male infertility can be caused by:
Risk Factors of infertility for both sexes:
Yoga therapy helps to improve reproductive functions through the balancing of hormonal secretion, improving of circulation and internal organs function.
Reproductive health, sexual performance and ability to conceive is very much affected by psychological factors, thus the maintaining of the mental health of both partners is required. Stress reduces the likelihood of conception both natural way or with the help of assisted reproduction treatment. Yoga therapy is reducing stress and anxiety levels which can significantly increase the chances for successful pregnancy.
Especially beneficial can be supportive Yoga therapy for the couples undergoing IVF treatment. Well-designed asana and pranayama practice has been shown as increasing the success of assisted reproduction cycles.
Yoga therapy is suitable for the couples as it results into deepening the connection between the partners, improvement of the relationship and enhancement of understanding for each other through the sharing of yoga experience.
In relation to women's health yoga therapy is supporting the female well-being and vitality through the maintaining the regularity of menstrual cycles, strengthening the pelvic area, managing the weight, clearing out emotional blocks and bringing self-confidence to managing themselves.
Many people are facing mental health problems, which are bringing them difficulties in daily life, emotional imbalance, distress or impairment of personal functioning. These problems often stays hidden and unsolved in fear of discrimination or stigmatization by the family or society.
Common mental disorders are:
Yoga practice has direct positive impact not only physical body, but also on mental condition of the practitioner. Traditional yogic view on mental disorders is that they are arising out of imbalances in the Manomaya Kosa (mental and emotional body) or having an origin in the Prana (life force) flow fluctuations.
For mental health improvement yoga therapy is helping in several ways:
Highly traumatizing events in the human life (e.g. loss of the dear ones, witnessing or experiencing terrifying incident) can cause post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which symptoms are severe anxiety, depression, uncontrollable thoughts about the event, flashbacks, nightmares and disability to manage normal day-to-day living. Person affected by PTSD may experience symptoms of avoidance, severe emotional distress or physical reactions, negative changes in thinking and mood and changes in physical and emotional reactions.
Restorative therapy is intended for anybody who is recovering from the serious illness or severe injury and wants to restore the functions of the body, heal mentally and emotionally and overall improve the quality of the life.
Restorative and post-traumatic yoga therapy is primarily based on the practice where body is opened through the passive stretching and energy is gradually brought back to the body. All asanas suitable for this kind of therapy are performed with the extensive use of props which ensures maximum support, effect and deep relaxation. Applied breathing techniques are gentle and creates calm and serene states of being.
Back pain is one of the most common problems which can have extensively negative impact on the daily life of the affected person. Back pain can have origin in injury, occupation, certain activities or habits or it’s a symptom of another type of health issues.
Back pain can be linked to:
>> spine (vertebrae, spinal joints)
>> discs between the vertebrae
>> sprains caused by overstretching or tearing ligaments
>> strains in tendons
>> spinal cord and nerves
>> inflammation and wear of the sacroiliac joint
>> back, neck and shoulder muscles (spasm, strain, tension, injury)
>> abdominal and pelvic internal organs
>> the skin around the lumbar area
>> disorders of the aorta (abdominal aortic aneurysms)
>> tumors in the chest or spine
>> life style
>> occupational risk factors:
>> sleep disorders
Relaxation of body and mind, caring awareness about the sensations in the body, body mechanics and proper alignment are the key factors in healing back pain though the yoga therapy. During the gentle therapeutic practice the correction of imbalances in the muscle flexibility and muscle strengthening is performed. Together with the slow and precise body movements the back pain is alleviating, the circulation of blood and prana (life force) is improved, inflammation is reduced and bones and joints are getting to be stabilized again.
The recovered body regains the proper posture, which, together with strengthened muscular system, help to prevent further pain or injury.
Body weight can assessed be the calculating of so called Body Mass Index (BMI). The BMI value is derived from the mass (weight) and height of a person. Body mass index is also the measure of body composition. According to BMI every person can be broadly categorized as underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese.
Overweight and obesity are defined as a body weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given body height. As overweight (BMI value is from 25 to 30) can be considered an excessive amount of fat as well as extra mass of bone, muscles or water. Obesity (BMI value is over 30) is usually caused only by excess of the fat tissue and this condition may impair health.
Main causes of obesity are:
Risks of overweight and obesity
Being underweight can be as risky as being overweight or obese. Underweight is defined as body weight which is too low than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given body height (BMI value is under 18.5). Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones, poor stamina and feelings of fatigue. Underweight can be caused by various reasons and conditions. Each sudden and unexplained weight loss always require further medical examination and counselling.
Common causes of underweight are:
Consequences of underweight:
An assessment of body type according to Ayurveda is always done before the start of Yoga therapy practice. Diet and eating patterns are in detail analysed by Yoga therapist and a new diet program with proper timings is recommended.
Yoga isn’t traditionally considered an aerobic exercise, but it's conserving energy and at the same time improving overall body condition (muscle strengthening, increasing flexibility etc.). Regular yoga practice is increasing awareness on many physical and mental levels which leads to more conscious approach towards the whole body even the eating habits itself. Practitioner is able to observe how different types of food are affecting his organism and change his behavioral patterns accordingly. Regular well-tailored yoga therapy practice is balancing the hormonal secretion, helping with digestion issues, boosting stamina and improve the sleep which are all key factors for healthy weight maintenance.
An occupational illness or work-related disease is health issue which arises directly from work activities or working conditions.
Types of work activities and factors which can cause occupational disease:
Examples of work-related diseases:
Almost every job can cause some kind of imbalance in the body. Maintaining these imbalances which may result in single or multiple physical or mental problems is the main goal of corporate yoga. Yoga therapy is implemented according to certain health condition (during the regular classes) or can be taught in a form of workshops or yoga training directly at the workplace (company, institution or school). Corporate workshops are always designed according to the job nature. Workshops are always designed not only to match the type of work and the occupational risks involved, but also consider the gender, age and overall condition of the team. Employees are taught and trained how to minimize certain risks (e.g. how to keep proper body posture while sitting or moving with heavy objects etc) as well as be able to relieve sudden pain which can arise from the work activity (back and neck pain, migraines, anxiety strokes etc.). For female collectives workshops are containing also education and solutions for women's health issues like menstrual cramps or problems connected with menopause.