Yoga Therapy

Yoga therapy is the adaptation of asanas (yoga poses) to treat people with physical illness as well as emotional distress. Therapeutic sessions deal primarily with problem areas in the body that needs special attention and yoga practices are tailored to suit individual needs. It aims to find the cause of the pains, imbalances in the body that create the pain, create awareness in your own body, and through a guided yoga practice by experienced Iyengar teachers in the centre, manage the pain, reduce symptoms, restore balance, thus increasing vitality and blood circulation.

Medical research shows that Iyengar Yoga, with its focus on the accuracy of the poses and precision of body alignment, is among the most effective complementary alternative therapies for several common ailments such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain, Frozen shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Irregular, painful and heavy menstrual cycles
  • Tight hamstring
  • Depression, anxiety and mood disturbances

Our experienced and certified teachers have undergone rigorous, lengthy training, and are well prepared and competent to work with individuals with various health conditions.

Supported and stabilized by various props like blankets, bolsters, blocks, ropes and belts, therapeutics sessions yield a natural state of healing, rest and calmness. It is greatly relaxing and deeply rejuvenating.

Yoga for Knee Pain

We use our legs in every movement and because of bad habits, bad posture which causes imbalance in the body, our knees start to feel pain. We play sports that exert a lot of pressure on the knees, thus ultimately, there is a lot of wear and tear in the knees. More care of the knees, legs and hips has to be taken as we grow older.

By identifying the possible causes of the pain, how to avoid it, we can modify yoga poses when there is knee pain. Besides alleviating pain, props can also be used to strengthen the muscles around the knee.

Yoga for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition where the spine twist and turn laterally making 1 side of the trunk convex and the other side concave. There are a few scoliosis curve patterns but it is commonly known that the greater the curve, the more extreme the spine will curve over time and can cause breathing problems, hip, knee, back and other health problems. It is thus important for people with scoliosis to start yoga as early as possible.

By working with the principle of traction , where the spine is stretch in the various yoga poses, and with the use of the props as support for stabilization, elongation and alignment, Iyengar yoga can prevent scoliosis to degenerate and in many extreme cases, reduce the pain and make the spine straighter. Props also offer external traction to achieve symmetry in the body.

Yoga for Back Pain

Whether it is caused by sitting for too long in an incorrect posture, lifting of heavy objects, taking care of children and household or incorrect posture, lower back pain is becoming a significant public health problem. Restorative poses are can relieve pain and muscle tension, after which poses to lengthen the stiff muscles attached to the spine are introduced. Stiff hamstring are often one of the cause of lower back pain, thus back pain classes often involves poses to lengthen and use the leg muscles correctly. Increasing intervertebral disc space and realigning the vertebra are important in treating back pain. Once the pain is relieved, the focus will be on strengthening the back muscles.