What is therapeutic yoga?
Yoga in general is therapeutic in the sense that it is both physical exercise and meditative, which has benefits for the mental state. Therapeutic yoga takes a gentler approach that focuses on supportive postures, breathing exercises and guided meditation that can be helpful for patients dealing with a particular illness or injury. Therapeutic yoga classes can be customized and given in small groups to enhance the relaxing and healing nature of the sessions.
Yoga combines physical exercise with meditation to achieve a therapeutic result.
Why do therapeutic yoga?
There are many benefits of practicing yoga that can help patients who are dealing with other illnesses or recovering from injury. There is a lot to be said for having a positive mindset when it comes to such circumstances, and so yoga can help some people with this.
The benefits are:
- Improved lung capacity from breathing exercises.
- Strengthening of muscles and joints.
- Improved flexibility and posture
- Improved balance
- Improved nasal breathing
- Relaxation, which can reduce feelings of stress or anxiety
- Mental wholeness
- Improved cardiovascular health