Iyengar Yoga Medical Therapy session is the hallmark of the potential behind yoga. Using techniques derived from Iyengar methodologies, combined with the use of yoga props, therapy for various medical conditions like back pain, neck pain, knee & shoulder related can be cured without any medicines or any other interventions. Purely by natural alignment sessions.
Therapy is the crown jewel of Iyengar yoga studies. Therapy or medical yoga sessions are conducted for patients with critical pain related illness. Lower and upper back ache, neck pain, shoulder, cervical, slip discs related are pain issues addressed. No massages or medicines are prescribed. The effort is to reduce any existing medications and eventually give up medicines completely as the body is naturally healed.
Organic related problems like kidney problem, digestion related, breathing issues, immunity related are also addressed after complete consultation with a senior therapist. This process may be long driven as it requires purification at blood and cellular level. The alignment in the postures is what brings about the healing. Organs have to be dealt with very carefully as they are delicate yet very sensitive. The study involved is in depth and extensive.
Further, even more medical issues like hypertension, menstrual cycle related, thyroid and other digestive system related issues can also be safely, naturally cured.
Pregnancy sessions are also taken up. Depending upon your trimester, the yoga postures are done. A full time attendant will be monitoring the asanas carefully. Sessions are conducted with personal attention to each students’ unique problem. Extensive use of yoga props like belts, wall, trestle, chair etc is done for the treatment. This makes the postures convenient and comfortable for the person and modifications are hence possible for the therapist.
Health Circle ~ Address ignorance & doubt
Therapy based on yoga is known to many. However the method followed in the system described in the Iyengar way is unique and unknown. Many have doubts on how this will be conducted, with few apprehensions. This is solved by conducting a Health-Circle program from time to time. At the HC day, an experience of Iyengar Yoga Therapy is given to those who are completely new to this system of Therapy. Practical experience gives clarity of mind and confidence in decision making. Get in touch with us for the next HC program.
No two people are the same. Even two back pain patients are handled separately as their symptoms may be the same, but the underlying cause may be different. This cause is first identified by our senior therapists who have 20+ years of experience giving therapy or medical yoga to the community. The progress is closely monitored at every level and modifications are suggested accordingly. The endeavor is to send the person home smiling.
The process may be time taking and involves rigorous study by the therapists to understand how a patient’s body will react to different postures and how to bring about healing in that condition.
Therapy is personalized based on the issue discussed and the issue found upon close diagnosis. Each person will have his own routine to follow and own progress chart. Constant monitoring of progress or any difficulties is studied and understood to make changes when needed. Full variety of postures is introduced at the right time so the healing is done in a natural flow.
“Trust in the process”
Several articles are published HERE and are available for a reading. It gives a clear glimpse into the therapy yoga space.
ASMYI is the only Iyengar Yoga center in North India that undertakes therapy. Nina & Varun, both collectively conduct these sessions along with many dedicated therapists who assist them. The therapists have been learning for several years in-depth under the guidance of the senior teachers. They have been trained from skin to bone in perfecting asanas and understanding therapy, the process and implications. The feeling of the asanas is prime to understand Therapy based on yoga.
“Patients need to be handled like petals of a flower”
This method is a hidden gem of yoga knowledge that Shri BKS Iyengar had developed over decades of research and thousands of people getting relief, worldwide.
Props are an integral part of this system, these are supports that are meant to bring alignment in the postures when a patient is put into a pose that is fully supported, without any strain on muscles, in a fully relaxed manner. The hidden science of alignment is the prime factor behind the healing.
Once the person is healed and is pain free and problem free. He is gradually introduced to a closely monitored batch where asanas will be done partially independently. He will become capable of handling his own body and newness will be learnt along with a further boost in confidence. We call it Special Care classes. Close monitored semi therapy batch. And hence the progress continues.