Adaptating and applying of the tools of yoga to create a personalized yoga practice which serves an individual’s unique health condition.
A key benefit of yoga therapy is that Yoga Therapists draw on the study of both Eastern and Western health models. Your therapist will conduct a complete assessment to determine the right tools for you - whatever condition you are in, whatever situation you are dealing with. In this way, the practice grows with you along the course of your life.
Yoga Therapy does not seek to cure an illness. Rather, it helps you manage symptoms while fostering a calm, clear mindset and an open heart to ride the inevitable tides of life. We can't always control what happens, but we can control how we respond. Yoga Therapy gives us a toolbox for that response.
Yoga Therapy can help in so many different situations because it deals with the person, not the condition. This is the promise of a living tradition, lovingly handed down for millennia to those who seek to reconnect to their innate good health.
In recommending Yoga practices, teachers should always consider an individual’s particular circumstances. Just as other activities and practices must be adapted to the changes in one’s life, such as aging, so too Yoga practices need to be adapted as the practitioner changes.
~ T. Krishnamacharya