Benefits of Yoga Therapy
Every physiological system is affected when doing yoga. Therefore the benefits of Yoga Therapy, when targeted to specific chronic illnesses or injuries can be astounding. There is a growing body of scientific research that is proving the healing effects of yoga, when used in therapeutic specifically targeted issues. Yoga Therapy offers healing and sometimes potential cures. Because yoga works in such a broad sweep of all body systems the rationale remains largely mysterious to modern medical science. There are also many mysteries regarding how yoga works in the human organism, especially as there is a vast array of different practices called yoga and an even greater diversity of conditions and intentions of those who do these practices. As we move further into the twenty-first century, we have the growing body of research and proof that Yoga Therapy, when led by an advanced, certified Yoga Therapist can be very beneficial for those seeking relief and improving quality of life.
It is also important to remember that, unfortunately, many people have been harmed by yoga. One’s desire to help others along with the love of yoga is no substitute for qualified accredited yoga instructors and yoga therapists. In order to practice yoga safely, make sure your yoga instructor is certified through Yoga Alliance. This is an organization based in the United States that is recognized as the National Credentialing Board for Yoga Teachers. You can check to see if your instructor is certified and their level of certification here https://www.yogaalliance.org. Also, when choosing a Yoga Therapist check to make sure they have the education and credentials to work with your specific needs. You can check here at http://www.iayt.org to ensure the qualifications have been met. It is important that Yoga and Yoga Therapy remain healing modalities and that the quality, integrity and highest respect for these practices is observed.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines being healthy as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease of infirmity.” This emphasis to wholeness is the very foundation of yoga and Yoga Therapy. The yogic and ayurvedic lifestyle is to promote and maintain health by taking care of ourselves and one another with food, exercise, sleep, love, ritual, breath, and optimism. In other words, living life to our fullest potential.
The Benefits of Yoga Therapy are far reaching, and include Physical, Emotional, Social and Spiritual wholeness. The goal of Yoga Therapy for our clients is to help them to live the best life possible. As a Registered Nurse and IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist I’ve experienced this transformation in myself, and my clients first hand. Yoga not only makes our bodies stronger, more flexible and more supple, it brings integration and improvement of our overall functions. It also settles the mind and the emotions, opening the client to a clearer sense of self awareness and better interaction with others. It deepens ones spiritual relationship regardless of religious beliefs. So I would like to take the liberty and broadly generalize the benefits of Yoga Therapy by stating that “Yoga Therapy helps us to live up to our fullest potential and in doing so we go forth into the world and create a better vibe in the universe.”
At Dragonfly Ayurveda and Yoga, located in beautiful Venice, Florida, we specialize in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. We value what we do and take pride in having only C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and Certified Yoga Alliance Instructors working with our clients.
Our yoga therapy clients come from all over Sarasota County including Sarasota, Siesta Key, Osprey, Nokomis, Longboat Key, North Port, Englewood, Port Charlotte and beyond. Therapy can also be done virtual. If you would like to learn more or participate in our yoga therapy call 941-222-0777 or click HERE to schedule your consult.
*Annette Broy is co-owner of Dragonfly Ayurveda and Yoga Studio in Venice FL. She has been a Registered Nurse since 1994, and a Certified Case Manager since 2000. Annette is a Yoga Alliance Certified E-RYT200, RYT500, (Registered Yoga Teacher), and a Certified Yoga Therapist with International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). She also holds credentials with National Ayurvedic Medical Association, (NAMA) as a Certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner.