What is Mind-Body Medicine of Yoga Therapy
Mind-Body Medicine of Yoga Therapy is a self- empowering process where the care-seeker takes an active role towards their own healing. Yoga therapist provides them with help and guidance to implement a customised and evolving practice. The practices use the entire spectrum of yoga tools that includes but not limited to āsana-s, breathing techniques and meditation that is aimed towards addressing the illness in a multi-dimensional, progressive and complimentary manner. It can serve to be preventative, curative and in some cases as a means to manage a condition. Mind-Body Medicine of Yoga Therapy looks at an individual as a whole thereby helps in restoring physical, physiological and emotional systems.
Benefits of Yoga Therapy
- helps to relieve symptoms of stress related disorders
- develops self-care behaviours
- improves quality of life
- improves sleep
- enhance new positive mental patterns
- provide means to develop coping strategies
- all stress related disorders including insomania, headaches, anxiety, depression etc
- musceloskeletal problems such as knee pain, back pain etc
- immune system disordres such as arthritis
- endocrine and hormonal problems such as diabetes and women’s health issues
- asthma and other lung disorders
- Emotional Strain
Yoga Therapy Process
Yoga Therapy process starts with the first thought of using yoga as tool to address a need- that need could be personal transformation, or for health. Ususally, it is necessary to have few sessions to evolve a practice which the care seeker can keep for a long time.
The first sessions which is the first consultation is a bit longer, generally around an hour and half, in order for me to understand and get to know the care seeker. After which I design a yoga practice that the care seeker takes home and ideally practice regularly everyday.
The next session ususally takes place much quicker and is for an hour and takes place soon after the first consultation so that I can see whether the practice needs changing: this may be for a variety of reasons – sometimes the care seeker is ready to progress, sometimes other priorities surface, sometimes the practice needs to be refined, sometimes people just want something different.
The pattern of checking and refining practices continues, with the intervals between classes usually becoming gradually longer. Some people are happy to come for about four sessions and then feel that they can be independent for quite a while. Others prefer to continue to come back at intervals of, perhaps, 4, 6 or 8 weeks. This is not prescriptive and changes as each one of us are unique and have our own needs and requirements.
Yoga Therapy Locations
mi-yogaḥ Clinic, Chiswick
Monday, Tuesday 10-3pm, Friday-10am till 1pm. Alternate Wednesdays 4-6pm. Also available some Saturdays. You can book a FREE Q & A session with Vidhi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07462813937. Weekend and Evenings gets booked very quickly so enquire urgently for availablity.
MAC Pain Management Clinic, Watford
Every Wednesday from 10am till 3pm. You can book a FREE Q & A session with Vidhi at email@example.com or call store at 02089489258
Central Middlesex Hospital, Park Royal, London
Every Thursday from 10am till 3pm. Open only to Psoriatic Arthritis Patients recruited by consultant rheumatologist.