It is widely known that Yoga can enhance your physical and emotional well-being, but when Yoga is practiced with a therapeutic intention in the form of Yoga Therapy, it can help prevent and aid recovery from physical and mental ailments. Yoga has long been practiced with therapeutic intentions as way of transforming both the body and the mind.
The applications of Yoga Therapy range anywhere from maintaining health, to recovering from illness – in some cases, even those considered incurable. The first stage of healing involves the movement of vital forces in the system. Practitioners of many Eastern forms of medicine believe that every illness involves a certain level of energy blockage. By promoting the flow of prana, or life force, yoga combats those blockages, restoring the basic condition for health. Click here for the full article by Antonio Sausys on Yoga Therapy. For a more in-depth article by Julie Deife, see her article Yoga as Medicine.