Yoga Therapy (Yoga Cikitsa) is a practical solution to re-establishing and maintaining health through yoga.
As a complimentary and holistic health care system Yoga Therapy addresses the needs of the whole person through an individualised approach of the tools of yoga.
Pulse reading (sparsanam), observation of the student (darsanam) and gathering information through questioning are all initial tools used to verify the path that needs to be taken in a therapy session. The yoga therapist will prescribe a home practise for the student based on these evaluations.
Asana (postures), pranayama (breath regulation), nyasam (gesture), mantra japa (chant), bhavana (visualisation) and dietary suggestion in line with dosha (body type according to Ayurveda) are all tools that may be utilised. At it’s deepest core Yoga Therapy is about self empowerment so a desire to change or move away from suffering is a prerequisite to this process.
Doing the prescribed practise brings a sense of personal power to the student as they discover the ability to heal them self through their own actions.
Jill Harris (Yoga Bijam) is mid way through a 4 year (1000 hour) yoga therapy training and is available for personal consultations.
For more information contact Jill on 0409 900965.