What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy involves a variety of practices that can help ease a natural process or improve a health condition.
While regular yoga, depending on the type, can be fast-paced and physically demanding, yoga therapy serves as a safe, gentler alternative. It is led by yoga teachers, who are specially trained to work with patients suffering from various health conditions.
Yoga therapy takes a more holistic approach to healing, focusing on patients as a whole instead of just on their conditions.
Individuals may suffer from multiple conditions at once, so yoga therapy can be a multi-purpose form of healing.
Yoga therapy is still considered to be a new professional field. However, it is now recognized worldwide as a clinically viable treatment.
Clinical research is partly responsible for the growing acceptance of yoga therapy in the health care sector.
When combined with other types of health care, whether alternative or conventional, yoga therapy has proven to be particularly effective, especially in healing chronic ailments.
It will still take more time for the practitioners and patients to fully accept yoga therapy as a primary approach to their medical treatment.
The growing body of scientific research documenting its health benefits is great evidence that yoga therapy is here to stay.
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For the last 12 years, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), which has currently over 3,800 individual members from 50 countries, has worked hard to establish yoga as an esteemed and recognized therapy in the West.
Only Yoga Therapists, who document the relevant education and graduation from a multi-year program at an institution, accredited by the IAYT are certified as C-IAYT by the International Association of Yoga Therapists.